Nestbox usage information request

Subject: Nestbox usage information request
From: "RAOU Conservation (Hugo Phillipps)" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 11:10:58 +1100 (EST)
I have a request from Rob Morrison of the Dept of Environmental Studies at
Flinders University for information on bird usage of nestboxes and other
artificial hollows.

Rob contributed an article to the first issue of ECLECTUS indicating that
fly larvae in the nesting hollows of Adelaide Rosellas were symbiotic rather
than parasitic, and performed a useful function by breaking down the
nestlings' droppings and removing moisture from them, thereby maintaining
the viability of the hollows as nest sites.

If you have observations or anecdotes that could contribute to our
understanding of the ecology of nest hollows, or to the design of nestboxes,
please call Rob directly on <>

Thanks,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
RAOU Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
Tel: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 9882 2677.
Email: <>
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