Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Birds, Birds, Birds

National Bird Day occurred on January 5th.  At Townsville at least the library is often surrounded by what I feel is our unofficial mascots the Brush Turkey Alectra lathami.

At the library we have the new edition of Birds of prey of Australia : a field guide by Stephen Debus ; illustrated by Jeff Davies. Good luck twitching with this one.

Some people may know birds like the Cassowary play an important part in dispersing seeds of native plants. And JCU has had several research activities in this area and the wider natural rainforest ecology. And for those seeking an example of seed dispersal closer to home some cherry tomatoes popped up in my garden bed which I suspect the feral Indian Mynas have left.


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