Re:Missing birds

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Subject: Re:Missing birds
From: "simon starr" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 07:29:03 +1000
Hi all,
I was expecting someone would suggest that the reason for the lack of smaller insectivorous species would have been competition from the larger and more numerous honeyeaters.
I have often recorded similar lists when honeyeaters have moved in to an area.I might see the odd Golden Whistler or Grey Shrike-thrush but even these birds come under attack.
I wouldn't dispute that small bird numbers are down (drought,habitat change etc) but when you bump into a roving flock full of Robins,Thornbills,Fantails,Whistlers etc then the bush all seems well again.
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