Re: Rufous Night-heron roosts

To: Jill Dening <>
Subject: Re: Rufous Night-heron roosts
From: (andy burton)
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 10:12:18 +1000
>My curiosity has been aroused!
>I have just realised that the three roosts of Rufous Night-herons, of which
>I am aware, in our region........are ALL in massive mango trees.
>What do they use in places where there are no mango trees?
>Jill Dening
>Sunshine Coast, Qld


My recollection of Sydney - Newcastle roosts includes mangroves, paperbarks
(Probably Melaleuca quinquinervia and M. styphelioides), Allocasuarina sp.
(probably both cunninghamiana and glauca) and the introduced willow.
Suspect they are fairly catholic in their choice of roosts providing there
is good cover.

Think I'd prefer the mangoes.

regards Andy Burton

Andy Burton
Andy Burton's Bush Tours
703/4 Francis Road
Artarmon, NSW  2064

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