Red Wattlebird eating spinebill??

To: "Arwen B. Ximenes" <>, <>
Subject: Red Wattlebird eating spinebill??
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 02:51:37 +0000

I guess that's what's called a Honeyeatereater. Lol.


> From: > To: > Date: Wed, 6 Aug 
> 2008 12:45:18 +1000> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Red Wattlebird eating 
> spinebill??> > > Dear Birders,> > Yesterday I witnessed nature in action in 
> it's more gruesome state - I was sitting in the living room and was aware of 
> some avian generated commotion outside when suddenly there was a thump on the 
> window. Racing over to see who it was and whether it was damaged I was 
> surprised to see a Red Wattlebird on the driveway pecking away at a poor 
> lifeless Eastern Spinebill. More commotion, squabbling Red Wattlebirds and a 
> couple of Currawongs, in the end a Pied Currawong makes off with the prize. A 
> moment later a young Red Wattlebirds is sitting on the window sill looking in 
> (or probably at it's reflection). A few sad feathers from the spinebill are 
> still stuck to the window.> > I was surprised because I really didn't expect 
> a Red Wattlebird to be eating a spinebill - is this usual - perhaps it was 
> feeding the young bird? I don't know how young it was but it had very small 
> red wattles.> > cheers> Arwen> ......................................... 
> Arwen Blackwood Ximenes > Lawson, Blue Mountains,  > 
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