Ringnecks And Eremophilas

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Subject: Ringnecks And Eremophilas
From: "R.A. & A. Green" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 14:47:34 +1030
> On several occasions I've seen our local Cloncurry Parrots eating old/dry
> "Xanthium pungens" (Noogoora burr) which is a declared plant introduced from
> Nth America.
> Jenny Milson's "Plant Identification in the Arid Zone" says "A complex
> poison which is concentrated in the young plant"
> I have not noticed any other bird eating this weed

Our local Sulphur-Crested Cockies also extract and eat the seeds of
these plants. Good on 'em, I say!
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