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Australian bird habitats: small farm dam

Description of habitat

Small farm dams can attract birds with drinking water and the possibility to take a bath. It helps if there is vegetation around the fringes where birds can hide and perch. Reeds and scrub can attract small birds to dams, such as e.g. different species of finches and fairy-wrens. Dams without fringe vegetation usually attract very few avian visitors. Exactly which bird species will come to a small farm dam largely depends on the surrounding 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.

Photos

Example of a small farm dam that might be used for livestock, but is in fact not used at all and being vegetated to serve as a small aquatic biotope

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