|To:||Margaret Leggoe <>|
|Subject:||Question on New Holland Honeyeater|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:40:33 +1000|
Yes, it is pollen, as Philip has guessed.|
The collection of pollen is very important as far as the plants are concerned, as that is how the bird acts as a vector for transferring pollen from one plant to another.
Interestingly Rosellas have bypassed the pollination function with the local Waratahs here in the Southern Highlands, by chewing off the entire individual floral tube. Thus preventing pollination of the target flowers.
That is a very negative result for the plants.
If you are interested, I have photographic evidence on my blog:
Thou shall not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.
"The Nature of Robertson"
On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM, Margaret Leggoe <> wrote:
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