Yet more about riflebirds

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Subject: Yet more about riflebirds
From: Phil Gregory <>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 12:11:01 +1000
Yet more queries please which I am hoping some folks out there can assist with.
The Magnificent Riflebird on Cape York may or may not associate with mixed species feeding flocks. It will come to fruit with other species, but has anyone seen them associating with mixed foraging flocks- typical members might be drongos, gerygones, monarchs, scrubwrens etc. Any responses to the question, positive or negative, would be gratefully received.
The Paradise Riflebird is also amazingly little known, with minimal data on nesting or displays. Any observations on those aspects would be marvellous, and will be fully acknowledged. Does this species ever come to feeders and be fairly tame? Victoria's Riflebird is well known at feeding stations at Ivy Cottage, Paluma and Cassowary House at Kuranda, but I am not aware of any similar situations for the Paradise Riflebird. I have not seen it on feeders at O'Reillys at Lamington NP for instance, where you might expect it to follow the bowerbirds and use the resource.
Please send any observations to me direct on copied to birding-aus if you wish of course! Thanks and good birding
Phil Gregory
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