Re: The last (?) word on raptors & canetoads

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Subject: Re: The last (?) word on raptors & canetoads
From: Glen Ingram <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 13:57:18 +1000
Dear Andrew,
We are still interested! Well, I certainly am. Just in case: if anyone
doesn't want to post to the server about birds and cane toads, can they
send me a copy too? I can promise, in all truthfulness, that the
information will get to the Curator of Amphibia at the Queensland

Best wishes
Glen Ingram

Andrew Taylor wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Alex Appleman wrote:
> > ...  In north Queensland I found cane toads to be crepuscular as
> well as
> > noctural; ... The canetoads young are frequently seen in daylight
> along
> > the banks of the Ross River and near Ross Dam after rain events.
> Its not clear how toxic young Cane Toads are to birds.  Tyler mentions
> 140
> being fed to a chicken without it showing ill effects.  Cane Toad
> metamorphs can be certainly numerous and conspicuous in the daytime.
> Given their small size (about 1cm long) I presume they'd be potential
> prey for many bird species.
> Anyway I'd be very interested in anyone who can extend Tyler's list
> of birds killed by eating toads.  Either from personal observation
> or a literature reference.  Maybe just e-mailed to me,  I suspect
> the birding-aus collective interest in Cane Toads is being stretched.
> Tyler's list was
> Kookabaurra, Crow sp., Little Bittern and Black Bittern.
> Andrew Taylor

Best wishes

Glen Ingram
Brisbane, Australia

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