Seasonal Almanac

Frost descent: Wolf sacrafices beasts (3 of 5)

April 23rd, 2009

Frost descent 3 of 15The Aves class of the Animalia kingdom is certainly prolific in our coastal region. Bird calls, bird songs, and the noise of bird squarking are just part of the everyday background sound. The university, in particular, seems to attact a lot of bird life.

As we were heading home today, Redmond pointed out the white-headed piegon (Columba leucomela) perched on a tree outside the Creative Arts buildling beside the main ring road. This bird species is native to the East coast of Australia and can only be found on the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range. It favours subtropic rainforests and scrubs. It is usually elusive. This bird was unconcerned with our presence under the tree as it continued to sit and stare.

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