fox and cat predation

Subject: fox and cat predation
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 04:55:08 +0000

The other interpretation of Laurie's observation about urban and picnic area Scrub Turkeys around Brisbane is that some birds have become used to humans and show little fear and concern at human proximity, while others continue to hide in the depths of the forests as their ancestors did.

When I used to live in Brisbane and birdwatch around the rainforests I occasionally used to see very wary STs, well away from picinic areas and human habitation.

Also the Scrub Turkeys up at Iron Range, of the purple-collared race, not having had much of an opportunity to get used to humans, and presumably still being hunted by Aboriginal people, are quite wary and not often seen.

John Leonard

John Leonard (Dr)

PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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