Spitfire Sawfly Larvae

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Subject: Spitfire Sawfly Larvae
From: Steve Read <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:55:40 +0000

I recall being amazed at seeing Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes also feeding on spitfires, taking one after another after another from the top of one of the small eucalypts in the carpark at Jerrabomberra wetlands. Not sure that I have heard or read of any other bird species than Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes or Gang-gangs that take these.




From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Friday, 26 August 2016 7:38 PM
To: 'shorty' <>;
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Spitfire Sawfly Larvae


Yes fine but this is actually well known in the literature....................




From: shorty
Sent: Friday, 26 August, 2016 5:57 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Spitfire Sawfly Larvae


Went to Campbell Park today and found 4 Gang Gangs feeding but just now looking at my pics have i seen that they were eating Spitfires, did not know they eat these.



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