Penrith Swift Parrots

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Subject: Penrith Swift Parrots
From: "Graham" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 13:58:18 +1000
Giddat Birders,
                   about 2 weeks ago I went looking for the Swifties but
dipped. However, I did see a lot of lerp on many of the planted tress.
There was obviously a lot of food avaliable.

Might have to try again.

Graham Turner

-----Original Message-----
From:  Dean Portelli

The birds mainly fed in the numerous grey box trees but also fed in some
the stringybark-type and smooth-bark eucalypts that are dotted about.
feeding amongst the foliage presumably for lerps as suggested by the 
behaviour (but I didn't see any lerps on the leaves, mind you I was
the birds not the leaves!). There were no freshly flowering eucalypts
tree had drying feathers).

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