Native birds threatened by invasive exotic grasses

Subject: Native birds threatened by invasive exotic grasses
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:09:16 +1000
A colleague of mine is currently looking at the possibility of invasive 
exotic grasses being a threatening process for native birds.

The problem is that there appears to be very little literature on this 
topic.  Two questions are currently being posed:
-  what negative or positive effects are exotic grasses having on native 
birds?  For example, are species suffering loss of habitat as native 
grasses are replaced by exotic species?
-  are there any examples of native bird species feeding on exotic 

If you are aware of any literature on these subjects, grey literature is 
fine at this stage, could you please let me know ASAP.  Unfortunately 
there is a deadline of tomorrow afternoon for the preliminary case to be 
put at a meeting next Monday.



David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
Fax: 02 6884 9382

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