Orts. Firetails. Hanzab?

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Subject: Orts. Firetails. Hanzab?
From: Dick Turner <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 05:04:04 +0000
reply all,

I cannot locate the word ort in two botanical references.

But I do know that finches eat casuarina seed, including beautiful 
firetail eating seed of Allocasurina littoralis in forests near Eden, 

Dick Turner

On 1/06/2017 9:29 AM, Judith L-A wrote:
> (Are the allocas seed pods only called orts after they've been eaten from?)
> Main query--  Yesterday I watched Red-browed Firetails systematically feeding 
> in Glossy Black-Cockatoo Allocasuarinas. The finches lean towards the ort, 
> delicately insert their beak, & remove themselves while eating.
> Does Hanzab list this as a foraging activity / food genus for this species?
> Cheers
> Judith
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