Emus and Pines

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Emus and Pines
From: Ian Reid <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:26:43 +0000
Some pine plantations (esp Gnangara) are v important for Carnaby's Black 
Cockatoo because of degradation of other food sources over the years.

Cheers, Ian

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> On 5 Aug 2015, at 7:31 am, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> 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-----
>> From: Birding-Aus
>>  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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