Royal Botanic Gardens

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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is home to a range of native and exotic fauna. The lake system provides habitat for eels and other aquatic species; the trees and shrubberies house a rich diversity of wildlife; and various mammals occupy habitats from the lake margins to the largest of trees.

There are a selection of birds that are commonly seen in the Gardens. Beautiful Australian native bird species including Fairy Wrens, Bell Miners, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and Reed Warblers are often seen here, as well as introduced birds like Blackbirds and Indian Mynahs.

In 2000, the further development of both terrestrial and aquatic collections of indigenous flora has attracted a number of new birds to the Gardens. For example, Red-rumped parrots now breed there and commonly feed on seeds such as found on the grasses at Long Island.

Why not take a picnic on the weekend and enjoy the gardens just as a Melburnian would.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens & The Domain, 3141

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