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Key plants used by Australian birds:
Swamp Mahogany (Eucalyptus robusta)

Aboriginal names: "booah" = (Swamp) Mahogany

Swamp Mahogany is the name of a species of eucalypt for whose nectar some bird species have a preference, when in flower. They are usually found in gullies or a few metres away from the shores of freshwater lakes. One of the birds having a preference for their nectar is the endangered Regent Honeyeater.

Note that the name of "Mahogany" is a misnomer.

There are separate pages on other eucalypts and River Red Gum.

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.


Adult Swift Parrot feeding on the nectar of a Swamp Mahogany tree
[Chain Valley Bay South, NSW, June 2011]

Regent Honeyeater feeding in a Swamp Mahogany
[Near Morisset, NSW, June 2011]


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

Perch Roost Shade Food Nectar Fruit Seed Prey Nest
Shelter Vantage

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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