There is a very wide range of papers and
books on the subject. You may like to check some of the following:
Floyd, A.G. (1989) Rainforest Trees of
Mainland South-eastern Australia. Inkata Press Sydney. (Provides a good list of rainforest trees and what birds
feed on them)
There is a range of papers by A.B. Rose on
the food of birds mostly published in The Australian Bird Watcher and Corella.
Franklin, D.C. & Noske, R.A. (2000) Nectar sources used by birds in monsoonal
north-western Australia: a regional survey. Aust. J. Bot. 48:461-474.
Lea, A.M. & Gray, J.T. Published 5
papers on the food of Australian Birds in the Emu 1935 to 1936.
Buchanan, R.. (1989) Pied Currawongs (Strepera
graculina): their Diet and Role in eed Dispersal in suburban Sydney, NSW. Proc.
Lin. Soc. 111: 241- 255.
Wood, K.A. (1998) Seasonal Change in Diet
of Pied Currawongs at Woolongong, NSW. Emu 98:157-170.
Loyn, R.H. & French, K. (1991) Birds
and environmental weeds in south-eastern Australia. Plant Protection Quarterly 6: 137-149.
Recher, H.F., Date, E.M. & Ford, H.A.
( ) The Biology and management of rainforest pigeons in NSW. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Sydney.
Gosper, C.R. (1999) Plant food resources
of birds in coastal dune communities in NSW. Corella 23: 53-62.
Innis, G.J. (1989) Feeding ecology of
fruit pigeons in subtropical rainforests of south-eastern Queensland. Aust. Wildlife Research
Ford, H.A. & Paton, D.C. (1986) The Dynamic
Partnership: Birds and plants in southern Australia. Govt Printer S. A.
Alan Leishman, National Herbarium of NSW, Botanic Gardens Trust, (part of NSW
Department of Environment & Conservation), Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW
Australia 2000. Tel: +61-2-9231 8166. Fax: +61-2-9241 2797. email: m("rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au","alan.leishman");">
From: Janice England
Sent: Sunday, 31 October 2004
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Info on What
birds eat What Fruits
I realise this is a very broad
question but I would appreciate any helpful suggestions of easy to read
I voluntarily work in a Landcare
nursery on the Sunshine Coast Qld. and we regularly discuss which birds we
believe feed on the various rainforest trees we germinate in the
nursery There rarely seems to be any mention made in the field guides as
to what Birds eat What Berries, etc.
Does any know where I could find
some easy to read literature or make contacts regarding same without spending
hours on the net.