Making their home high in the sky: Dead Washingtonia leaves as habitat for birds and bats

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Cultivated in Australia since the 1880s, the two North American fan palm species, the Californian Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera) and the Mexican Fan palm (Washingtonia robusta) are a common sight in many Australian communities.Little is known about the animals that feed on the palm fruits here in Australia. Even less is known about what goes on under the ‘skirt’, the array of dead leaves at the bottom of the crown of both species.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationPalms & Cycads
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019

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