Piccabeen palms, ferns, elkhorns and fungi thrive in the cool, moist remnants of rainforest and wet eucalypt forest along the edge of the Great Dividing Range. The rainforest is slowly overtaking the open forest. Gullies with trickling streams are moist and inviting, while exposed ridges are warm and dry.
Listen for the calls of the green catbird, noisy pitta, eastern whipbird or wompoo fruit-dove that are often heard but rarely seen. Flocks of topknot pigeons feed in the piccabeen palms and large fig tree at the Cedar Block day-use area; while eastern yellow robins, white-browed scrubwrens and grey fantails are common visitors to the Blackbean day-use area.
On the edge of the Cedar Block circuit track, look for circular hollows on the rainforest floor made by the black-breasted button-quail Turnix melanogaster as it spins around while feeding. Spectacular red-tailed black-cockatoos and glossy black-cockatoos feed on casuarina seeds in the open forest in winter.
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Ravensbourne National Park is managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its natural and cultural values in perpetuity.
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The natural, cultural and historical significance of Ravensbourne
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