"carcoola", "waralya" = Eucalypt [Aboriginal]
For more Aboriginal names of various species of eucalypts, click here.
Eucalypts are woody plants belonging to three closely related genera: Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora. All of them are called "eucalypts". They dominate the landscapes of the Australian continent and are therefore of crucial importance in basically every terrestrial Australian biotope. This is reflected in the enormous number of bird species using them in one way or another (see list below). Eucalypts are evergreens; they flower some time after rainfall and it is normal for only part of a plant to flower at any one time. This means that parts of trees can blossom at different times of the year, thereby creating a staggered supply of nectar made available to birds. This page presents just a few examples. Eucalypts are usually found in open forest or woodland.
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.
One of the dominant species of eucalypt along the Australian
South-East coast is Angophora costata ("Sydney Red Gum")
[Wyrrabalong NP, NSW, July 2013]
Honey bee feeding on flowers of Angophora costata ("Sydney Red Gum")
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]
Little Friarbird feasting on the nectar of an eucalypt tree
This is not necessarily a complete list. We collate here various ways in which birds can use various types of plant.