Percentage of birders in Australia - and feeding

Subject: Percentage of birders in Australia - and feeding
From: "Gemfyre" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:28:02 +0800
I'd have to look up the exact reference but I read recently on an article about Carnaby's Cockatoo.

One farmer in the wheatbelt is known to feed Carnaby's and this ready source of food means they also nest nearby. The article notes that many Australian species (including the Carnaby's) are nomadic and will follow food sources. They do not become reliant on people feeding them because naturally they will hang around where ever the food is until the food runs out and then go elsewhere. If the farmer stops feeding them, they'll just up and find some other food source. The good thing is that seeing as there are suitable hollow bearing trees on the property - the closeness of a food source makes it an ideal nesting ground - something the Carnaby's Cockatoo is desperately lacking.


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