Australian research on bird pests: impact, management and future directions

@article{Bomford2002AustralianRO,
  title={Australian research on bird pests: impact, management and future directions},
  author={Mary Bomford and Rona Sinclair},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  year={2002},
  volume={102},
  pages={29 - 45}
}
Abstract Research on bird problems in Australia has focussed mainly on damage caused to fruit, cereal and oilseed grain crops. There has also been some research on damage to plantation trees and aquaculture, risks posed by birds to aircraft, the role of sea birds taking longline fish baits, and the role of exotic birds as environmental pests. Much research on damage control has focussed on habitat manipulation to reduce the attractiveness of crops to birds or to make alternative food sources… 
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