Re; Hummingbirds in Australia.

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Re; Hummingbirds in Australia.
From: "Paul Walbridge" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 15:31:21 +1000
Hi Birding-aussers, Hummingbird Hawk Moths were a common sight early summer to autumn on the Isle of Portland in Southern England, where I grew up. Their favourite plant visited was Valerian which is a Mediteranean flower, preferring limestone. The moth indeed emits quite a loud 'humming' noise but as Hawk Moths go is very much on the small side - combined with 'jizz' I can't imagine it being mistaken for a Hummingbird, which only occur in the Americas. Cheers - Paul W.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU