Re: Lorrikeets

To: "Brandis, Chris CC" <>
Subject: Re: Lorrikeets
From: moris <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 18:39:41 +1000
Brandis, Chris CC wrote:
> 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
Hi Chris
Here on the Central Coast of NSW the Woollybutts Eucalyptus longifolia
are in flower at present and so the Musk Lorikeets, Noisy Friarbirds and
Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are all feeding on the nectar. However lerps
could be what your birds are feeding upon.

Alan Morris

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