Drunken Sulphur Crested Cuckatoo

Subject: Drunken Sulphur Crested Cuckatoo
From: Gloria Glass <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 07:12:33 +1000
Yes, Joerg, they do. So you can believe your colleague.

Other parrots too. We have had Lorikeets - both Rainbow and
Scaly-breasted - feasting in a feral Sisal on our farm. This plant has
long broad spiked leaves and 6 metre high flowering stems. (It was
brought to Queensland in the 1800s hoping 'someone' would start a rope
manufacturing venture, but no one has, and they grow in the drier
country west of the Great Dividing Range.) The flowers are large and
apparently full of nectar. (But not for a few years now, as we have been
having drought for a long

Gloria Glass
west of Toowoomba, Queensland

"Albrecht, Jörg" wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just subscribed to your list. My question is: Has anyone ever observed
> drunken individuals of the Sulphur Crested Cuckatoo? A colleague of mine
> visited Whitsunday Island and told me, that the birds feed on fermentated
> pandanus-fruit und regularly fall off the trees. Is that true? Any
> information on that will be helpful.
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