Hummingbird in Australia?

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Subject: Hummingbird in Australia?
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 13:44:49 +1000
Yes, Hummingbird Hawk-moths even occur in Britain, I remember seeing one as a child, very impressive. They love honeysuckle and other flowers with long 'necks'.

John L

On 9/3/05, Sav Saville <> wrote:
As Michael Norris noted, what your daughter saw was surely a Hummingbird
Hawk-moth. They do look quite like hummers, and there just aren't any in
Europe - though watch out for the massive twitch when a Ruby-throated turns
up in Britain....

Sav Saville

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