Suburban short story (3)

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>
Subject: Suburban short story (3)
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:50:30 +1100

These fruits are quite large and have a stone.  I think ks don’t necessarily swallow them, but peel them and squeeze them for the juice. That process causes the bill-staining.   In this incident I think the male had part-‘eaten’ the fruit which was passed to the female which ‘ate’ it  a bit more before losing interest.  Sex-motivated food ‘sharing’, perhaps.


From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Friday, 31 December 2010 11:31 AM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Suburban short story (3)


If Koels have a vote on the matter your plums must have a pretty ordinary taste!

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

For present purposes, the story ends when the female drops the fruit




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