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Subject: Lorrikeets
From: "Brandis, Chris CC" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 13:55:00 +1000
There have been about 20 Rainbow and 15 Musk Lorrikeeets in the woods
near my place at Shellharbour, about 130 Km south of Sydney for a week
but there is no blossom in the Wooly-butts they are in.  I observed them
running the new shoots and leaves that have sprouted since the rains
last month through their beaks, but not nipping any off.  I can only
assume that there is something sugary on the leaves that they can
extract  nutrient from.  The shoots are too high to get to.  Any
comments would be appreciated.
Thanks  Chris

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