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Australian bird habitats:
Harbour

Description of habitat

Harbours, especially fishing ports, attract coastal bird species with the offal and other food scraps that can be scavenged. Lampposts, jetties and other manmade structures provide great roosts. Some bird species have adapted very well to take advantage of 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.

Photos

Artificial perches along a jetty at Crowdy Head used by no less than four different bird species: Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant, Crested Tern and Welcome Swallow

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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