Backyard visitors

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Subject: Backyard visitors
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:33:47 +1000
> Still on W-p Honeyeaters, I've seen one trying to drink nectar from
> flowers on a citrus tree. Do citrus flowers contain nectar? We recently
> saw what we think was a White-eared Honeyeater drinking nectar from the 
> flowers of a Prunus Mume growing at St Andrews(about 35km North-east of 
> Melbourne).

Citrus flowers (like most flowers) do contain nectar, but they are
"designed" for insect pollinators.  You can buy orange blossom honey,
but it can be a little hard to get; it has a pleasant hint of orange 
to it.

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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