an observation about an artificial habitat for Hooded Robins

To: "Con Boekel" <>
Subject: an observation about an artificial habitat for Hooded Robins
From: "Michael & Janette Lenz" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 20:03:21 +1000

interesting observations and thoughts. You may have to consider that habitat requirements outside and during the breeding season may differ somewhat,.

Here a couple of quotes referring to our part of the world from the chapter on the Hooded Robin in HANZAB (Vol. 6, p. 733): "Mainly in lightly timbered habitats, especially woodlands and shrublands dominated by acacias or eucalypts"...."often in or near clearings"..."Often recorded in areas with dead or fallen timber that provides suitable perches for foraging."..."On lower slopes of Mt Ainslie...preferred woodland habitat contained many eucalypts with forked branches less than 2m above ground (preferred nest-sites), fallen dead trees and branches (important perches for feeding), much grass (providing ground-level camouflage for fledglings) and pockets of eucalypt saplings (offering protection from predators) (Sullivan 1993)". The reference for D. Sullivan: Aust Bird Watcher 15: 99-107.

You may also want to look at 2 contributions by Bill Graham in CBN (A): 15 (2) [1990] 22-27 (habitat requirements) and (B) 18 (2) [1993] 23-29

Michael Lenz

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