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Key plants used by Australian birds:
Gidgee (Acacia cambagei)

Aboriginal names: "gidjiirr" [gamilaraay], "coobrarool"

Gidgee trees are one of the dominant trees in the interior of the Australian continent. They provide many species of birds with a place to live; although most plants in the acacia family (which includes wattles) use insects, rather than birds, for pollenation, these hardy trees are important, because they often offer the only available cover in the semi-arid to arid interior of the continent. Gidgee trees are usually found in scrub, often along dry creekbeds.

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.


Example of Gidgee trees lining a dry gully in Sturt NP, near Tibooburra, NSW


This is not necessarily a complete list. We collate here various ways in which birds can use various types of plant.

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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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