Land of sheep and honey -- the southern temperate woodland
Various communities of callitris pine, she-oak and bull-oak also fall under the temperate woodland umbrella.
These birds are declining because, just as temperate woodland birds are suffering from the loss of the nectar-rich eucalypts, so these savanna birds are missing out on their meals of grass seeds.
Strolling through a honey-scented dell carpeted with chocolate lilies and orchids, one is at a loss to understand how we have permitted so much of our temperate woodlands to be destroyed.
Today, about 90 per cent of Australia's temperate woodlands have been eliminated.
Of all Australia's wooded habitats, temperate woodlands are the most depleted and suffer from the greatest range of severe threats.
In many temperate woodlands
, firewood extraction is a major element in industrial forestry operations, and the effects are catastrophic for wildlife with loss of tree hollows, mature trees and damage to nutrient cycles and invertebrate habitat.