Birds lining nests with fur

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Subject: Birds lining nests with fur
From: Vicki Powys <>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 16:27:40 +1000
on 3/10/01 12:01 PM, Doug Holly at wrote:

G'day all,
Regarding Rob's story about Brown-headed Honeyeaters using Koala fur, I have seen the same species collecting fur from a live Ring-tailed Possom,
Doug Holly

And I've seen Brown-headed Honeyeaters collecting fur from the haunch of a grazing female Wallaroo; the honeyeater came back two or three times and each time kept pecking at the same spot until it had a beakful.  The wallaroo was absolutely unconcerned, didn't even flinch.

Vicki Powys
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