Tameness in Australian Birds

Subject: Tameness in Australian Birds
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 20:31:49 +1100
My own experience is that native birds are often very much tamer in public parks than out in the bush. Easy to see why - in parks they see humans all the time, and as a rule they are not molested, and in fact often fed - regardless of notices asking people not to. So they become very accustomed to people and will often tolerate quite close inspection. A couple of English visitors who came round Wilson Reseve with me were very pleased by the confiding behaviour of Redrumped Parrots, Superb Fairywrens, Yellow Robins and even a newly fledged Little Raven, plus many other birds. In a forest locality there were many birds about but they were much shyer, even the Grey Fantails.

Anthea Fleming
in Ivanhoe (Vic)
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