RE: Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron roosts

Subject: RE: Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron roosts
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 09:38:38 +1000
> The only other exotic tree I have seen them utilising is Monterey pine
> (Pinus radiata).
This and the Monterey Cypress (Cuppressus macrocarpus) are most commonly
used by Night-Herons in Geelong, Victoria.  I've only rarely seen them
roosting in native trees there (usually River Red Gums).  

Night-Herons and ornamental/botanic gardens seem to go well together - I
have a vivid memory of 1,000+ Black-crowned Night-Herons in one big
roost in the Kebun Raya Bogor (Bogor Botanic Gardens) in Java, Indonesia
- various exotic & native trees around an ornamental pond.  BCNHs seem
less timid than NNHs from my brief experience.

Lawrie Conole
58 Holden Street, Fitzroy North 3068 Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Phone AH (03) 9486 4575
Ph Mob (0419) 588 993
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