Extreme Sunbathing

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Subject: Extreme Sunbathing
From: "Doug Holly" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:14:54 +1030
I had a similar experience here at Monash SA.
Five Yellow-throated Miners and two Grey Butcherbirds, lying stretched out
and panting for ten minutes, on a log near my front door, I saved it on
video, when it "was over" I put out a thermometer it was 50C on the log in
the sun.
I think that it was a parasite control event, they had their feathers
"fluffed" and let the sun onto their skin.
Doug Holly

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