Emus and Pines

To: 'David Clark' <>
Subject: Emus and Pines
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:45:27 +0000
Are there any Australian birds that use pine plantations for anything other 
than refuge? The few times I've bothered birding in them, birds have been 
almost totally absent. I made a morning recording on one, and captured only 
distant calls.

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
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>  On Behalf Of David Clark
> Sent: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 8:20 PM
> To: Geoff Ryan
> Cc: birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Emus and Pines
> Geoff
> Emus are quite common in the coastal area west of Portland
> right through to the Murray mouth.  However, I suspect that
> the pines (and they are *Pinus
> radiata*) are only used as a refuge.  The generally wide
> areas between the plantations and roads provide forage but
> there would be slim pickings for emus in the plantations themselves.
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