River red gum

Australia, 1976

TV show
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Episode of Series “Wildlife Australia”.
Shows the river red gum in its natural habitat, sheltering caterpillars, tiny marsupial carnivores, mistletoe birds, spitfires and saw flies. Also contains unique footage of ants farming slow-witted caterpillars for their sweet sticky secretions, in a three way business arrangement with the tree.

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Dione Gilmour

Michael Vance

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Victoria. Ministry for Conservation

ABC-TV (Australia)



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Wildlife Australia

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Wildlife Australia


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