Ringnecks And Eremophilas

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Subject: Ringnecks And Eremophilas
From: "Robert Read" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 18:40:30 +0930
Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.  wrote

> Our Sulphur-crested Parrots eat the dried seeds of the Paddy Melon
> lanatus  (introduced from Africa) but always use their left claw.
> Could Richard Johnson advise if these seeds pass thru the system and get
> propogated ?

The seeds of Citrullus lanatus are also a favorite food of Major Mitchell
Cockatoos.  Since they appear to chew up the seed they would not be
propagating the plant unless they swallow the occasional seed by accident.

Robert Read
Alice Springs

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