Noisy Miners & Koalas

Subject: Noisy Miners & Koalas
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 09:28:32
    I have a question for you. My children showed me a Koala in a
Eucalyptus tree at the local shops 
 being mobbed by Noisy Miners.  What threat is the Koala ? He's ignoring
all the fuss and just dosing in his fork in the tree.  Are Koalas nest
robbers and do they eat eat birds eggs and nestlings at night, ( I think
not ),  or are the Miners carrying on like a pork chop just for the fun of
it ?
        The local gardner has said that the Koala has been there for 2 days and
the N Miners have been hounding it almost continually for that time.  I do
not think there were any nests in the tree.     
        Any thoughts ? 

Peter Pfeiffer
Dept. of  Chemistry
Flinders University of  South Australia
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001

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