Hollow battle: why cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets have gone to war

Hollow battle: why cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets have gone to war

Both species nest in large hollows that are only found in old trees. As this prime accommodation disappears, competition is cut-throat

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The housing market in most parts of Australia is notoriously competitive. You might be surprised to learn we humans are not the only ones facing such difficulties.

With spring rapidly approaching, and perhaps a little earlier due to climate change, many birds are currently on the hunt for the best nesting sites.

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