Re: Swift Parrots

Subject: Re: Swift Parrots
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 07:46:48 +0000
Chris Ross suggested that in the past Swift Parrots may have eaten the lerps that Bell Miners protect.

I doubt whether there would ever have been enough Swift Parrots to eat all the lerps of coastal NSW and Vic that Bell Miners were protecting. However in the past there may have been larger flocks of large and aggressive honeyeaters (I'm thinking of Noisy Friarbird, and maybe Regent Honeyeaters!) that could have done this.

John Leonard (Dr)
PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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