fox and cat predation

Subject: fox and cat predation
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 20:43:33 +1000
John Leonard wrote:
> 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

True, but I see far more alberts lyrebirds, nosiy pittas and riflebirds
than turkeys in the rainforest.  I would also expect to stumble over
more active mounds, but most mounds I come across in the bush these days
have not been touched for years.

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