Re: food chains / raptor sightings

To: Alexandra Appleman <>
Subject: Re: food chains / raptor sightings
From: Eric Hocking <>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 09:09:50 +1000
>From discussions on another birdwatching newsgroup I found that the CSIRO
website has good information on the RCV (funny about that).  IIRC there are
a number of links to other sites.  Haven't checked on it recently, but one
of the quotes I vaguely remember was that CSIRO expected the drop in rabbit
population in SA to result in an 80% reduction in Wedge-tailed Eagle
breeding over the next couple of years.  WHile this would seem a large
number, the CSIRO didn't give the impression that this was particularly bad
for the eagles.  There has also been a marked increase in native flora and
fauna species as the area recovered from the damage done by rabbits.  

I probably got the gist but not the detail so don't quote me.  The following
will take you straight to the rabbit section

There's an interesting article on Common Mynah or "Flying Cane Toad" as
they've dubbed it at .

Alexandra Appleman wrote:
> I do not have details on the incidence of the rabbit calici virus in
> Queensland, which is likely to impact on available sources of food.
> Perhaps Stephen Ambrose can update us?
Eric Hocking "A closed mouth gathers no feet."
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