Re; Hummingbirds in Australia.

To: "Paul Walbridge" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Re; Hummingbirds in Australia.
From: "KEN TUCKER" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 14:04:18 +0100
Hummingbird hawkmoths do indeed occur on Portland - I saw one in my garden here just this morning. Most years one or more of my friends and colleagues tell me they've seen hummingbirds in their gardens, when actually they've seen this fantastic moth. I can see how they would make the mistake - they don't hang around long enough to double check and hover with their proboscis extended looking a lot like a curved bill. See for a picture of one hovering at valerian on Portland!
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