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Australian bird habitats: rubbish tip

Description of habitat

Rubbish tips offer birds a combination of attractions. Apart from the obvious abundance of food scraps to be scavenged, there is often also fringe vegetation in which birds can roost and nest. Often there will also be (semi-)permanent water puddles. The high concentration of food in a small area favours species that are used to feeding in flocks.

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 bird species profiting from scavenging on human waste: Australian White Ibis

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