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Australian bird habitats:
: escarpment

Description of habitat

This page describes escarpments, i.e. rockfaces in the interior of the continent. Escarpments do not offer birds lots of possible sources of food, but instead potential protected nesting places and/or roosts, in a way similar to cliffs do on the coast. Some remnant vegetation on the rocks, such as e.g. grasstrees, can also attract birds with flowers and seeds. One can sometimes find raptors nesting and/or roosting in escarpments.

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.


Sandstone escarpment on the western side of the Great Dividing Range, near Maules Creek, NSW

Sandstone escarpment in Kroombit Tops National Park, QLD

Escarpment in Kakadu National Park, NT, surrounded by the floodplain of the East Alligator River

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

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