North Queensland Naturalist 50: 38-43

Black-throated Finch habitat values promoted by patchy fire

 

Paul Williams, Kenneth McMahon, Eleanor Collins, Tony Grice, Amelia Mack, Lyndall Marshall and Emma Owbridge

Abstract

Fire management is a significant factor in the management of the endangered Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta). Patchy burning soon after wet season rain in Townsville woodlands was found to promote the diversity of grasses and herbs and their seeding, which is thought to provide significant habitat benefits for Black-throated Finches.