Australian bird habitats:
Aboriginal names: "omeo" = Mountains; "terama" = Mountain
Description of habitat
Without trying to be scientifically correct, we describe here as "alpine" habitats in mountain ranges, starting at 1500 m above sea level. At high altitudes, where temperatures tend to be lower than near sea level, plant growth is slower and less abundant. Also the breeding season will be shorter than at lower altitudes. This influences which bird species can establish themselves in such habitats.
Bird species found in this type of habitat or plant
This is not necessarily a complete list. We display here some examples of bird species found by us in this kind of habitat or plant. Hover your cursor on thumbnails to see names of species; click on thumbnail to go to the page describing the species.
Low shrubs flowering at an altitude of 1500 m in Mt. Kaputar NP, in the Great Dividing Range in NSW
in shrubs at an
altitude of 1300 m
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, August 2013]
View of the back of a nosy
Pied Currawong seen
at an altitude of 1500 m
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, August 2007]