Emus and Pines

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Subject: Emus and Pines
From: Penny Brockman <>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 01:57:35 +0000
Re: Peter's comment on the small pine plantation in Barrington Tops,
this is used by Lyrebirds to roost in - I once pulled in there early
morning and watched the birds dropping down from branch to branch from
much higher up where they appeared to have spent the night, safe from
foxes and cats.
> Some years ago, we travelled from Scone to Gloucester via Barrington Tops NP 
> and pulled up in a very old pine forest for lunch.  The trees were really big 
> and the forest floor was littered with logs and fallen trees.  Clearly it was 
> not a forest managed for harvesting.
> We were amazed at the 5 or 6 lyrebirds getting around.  There was not much 
> understory, and the ground was soft and churned up.
> Peter and Bev Morgan
> The conservation battle is never finally won; the development battle is.
>> On 5 Aug 2015, at 10:18 pm, Michael Tarburton <> 
>> wrote:
>> IPeter asked:
>>> Are there any Australian birds that use pine plantations for anything other 
>>> than refuge?
>> In WA, Carnaby's Cockatoo used to love visiting the Pine Plantations near 
>> Perth, where they would stay for weeks eating pine seeds as a change to 
>> their diet of eucalyptus seeds. Most of the plantations I believe have gone 
>> now.
>> Cheers
>> Mike
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