Stones in regurgitation - White Ibis?

To: Robyn Howard <>
Subject: Stones in regurgitation - White Ibis?
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:57:20 +1100
On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 08:25:44AM +1000, Robyn Howard wrote:
> On the boardwalk, I found what appeared to be some type of regurgitation
> which contained the remains of small crabs, most noticeably Red-fingered
> Marsh Crabs, the remains of insects (some of which were probably small
> grasshoppers), some other unidentified matter, and about 20 small stones
> varying in size from about 3 mm to roughly 8 or 9 millimetres.   The stones
> comprised approximately 70 per cent of the matter.

It might be Water Rat (Rakali) rather than a bird.  Barbara Triggs'
book is good for this sort of thing.  Don't know about the stones.

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