RE: Red Wattle-birds

To: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>, <>
Subject: RE: Red Wattle-birds
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:44:53 +1000
Gday Trish - I remember when Red Wattle-birds remained in Canberra past their migration time out of the district a few decades ago and died. It was suggested that they were duped into staying here by nectar producing shrubs in Canberra gardens such as grevilleas and banksias but they didn't produce sufficient nectar to sustain them. As the shrubs grew bigger they produced more nectar and some RWBs were able to, dare I say 'winter over'. I think the info is written up in the 'Canberra Bird Notes' of the time.
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