Nightime honeyeaters - sugar gliders at blossom - film

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Nightime honeyeaters - sugar gliders at blossom - film
From: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 07:03:26 +0000
Matthew again.  Yep, sugar gliders are naturally predators of birds and eggs, just like Lace Monitors etc.  But in Tassie re swift parrots, the problem has been exacerbated by logging leaving islands of forest where competition between species is hightened in a very bad way, and that gliders were introduced there.
On 2 Aug 2016, at 11:10 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

And sugar gliders have recently been found to be significant predators of nesting birds in some places. 
From: John Bundock  
Sent: Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 10:52 PM
To: 'Stephanie Haygarth'; 'David Rees'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Nightime honeyeaters - sugar gliders at blossom - film
With sugar gliders by far the most common item in the diet of Turner’s powerful owl (it had one last Thursday and another on Friday), there must be, or have been, a lot of them around Canberra. I’d certainly like to see Matthew’s film.
John Bundock
From: Stephanie Haygarth  
Sent: Tuesday, 2 August 2016 5:20 PM
To: David Rees
Cc: <>; John Bundock
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Nightime honeyeaters - sugar gliders at blossom - film
Matthew Higgins here.  COG members might be interested in my short doco ‘The little aerialists of Ainslie’ about Mt Ainslie’s sugar gliders, made in 2004.  It was screened in various film festivals and I’d be happy to screen it at a COG meeting some time.
On 2 Aug 2016, at 4:27 PM, David Rees <> wrote:
Our esteemed colleague John Bundock has documented lots of Sugar Gliders in various states of dismemberment in the claws of our local Powerful Owl. Poor things!!   Viewers might like to see some very live ones feeding on blossom - filmed recently by me

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