In search of graptogyne (5)

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Subject: In search of graptogyne (5)
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:16:53 +0000

So, more successful than last year with this hard-to-find subspecies.  The aim was to advance Dominique Homberger’s work on the feeding technique which she described in her talk to COG in July.  It feeds on the tiny seeds of stringybarks with a bill adapted to the purpose and different from other redtail subspecies.  Its range is said to be limited to where 2 stringybark species both occur.  Dominique collected a lot of chewed capsules, and I got a few photos of the feeding birds.




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