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Australian bird habitats: coastal cliff

Description of habitat

Coastal cliffs provide a few bird species with a type of habitat with various possible uses. There are vantage points to hunt from, but also coastal vegetation on which to feed (e.g. coastal banksia for various species of nectar-eating birds) and potential nesting spots, well away from the reach of terrestrial predators.

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.

Photos

Hawkesbury sandstone cliff on the Eest coast of Australia, at Royal NP, NSW

Hawkesbury sandstone cliff on the Eest coast of Australia, at Royal NP, NSW

Cliff on the West coast of Australia, at Kalbarri NP, WA

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