birding-aus Ringtail Possums as Egg eaters.

Subject: birding-aus Ringtail Possums as Egg eaters.
From: "Paul Jones"<>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 10:58:20 +1000
Hi All
Does anyone have records of Ringtail Possums predating bird eggs.  
I am suspicous that they may be a specie that predates Lyrebird Eggs, as in
recent years every nest that has been built within 10 metres of a possum dray
has had the egg predated within a week of it being laid.  Also the other day,
I disturbed a Ringtail in a Lyrebird nest, 2 metres away from its dray.  
the egg has yet to be laid, but it may be a worrying sign for a bird that only
lays one egg a year, and there only 5 breeding females left in the area that
I study.

Any information can be emailed to me directly and will be apprecieted.  In the
meantime, I will hopefully get time to look up the ecology details for 
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