Rainbow Lorikeets in Casuarina

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets in Casuarina
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 18:30:19 +1100
Our neighbour has a very large Casuarina, probably a River Oak, planted
next to the boundary fence. Not many birds stop in it for any length of
time, except in passing, so we were surprised this morning to see at
least four Rainbow Lorikeets apparently feeding on the needles of the
upper branches. They were hanging head down and apparently chewing the
needles or running them through their bills. What food could they have
been finding?  After the rain we have had, I don't think they needed to
be drinking from wet leaves.

Anthea Fleming,
Ivanhoe, Vic.
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