And also to befriend the humans who feed them.
For the birds recorded 28 October 2021 Sydney Ideas
Associate Professor Kurt Iveson -moderator- urban geographer University of Sydney.
Lorikeets, powerful owls, cockatoos , brush turkeys and white ibis are just some of the birds who’ve learned to live in the suburbs.
Our understanding of urban birds is greatly enhanced by the citizen scientists who observe and record their numbers and behaviour in backyards and neighbourhoods.
Dr John Martin – research scientist Taronga Institute of Science and Learning
Dr Holly Parsons – Bird Life Australia
Professor David Phalen – Sydney Vet School Dr Lucy Aplin- Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour
Professor Dieter Hochuli – ecologist University of Sydney