RE: Ant feast

Subject: RE: Ant feast
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 1995 09:27:34 +1100
Last summer we saw a small group of Dollarbirds (6 or 7) all perched 
together in the one tree on our property. They were all taking short flights 
and then returning to the tree. Further investigation revealed the same 
phenomenon observed by Rob McNaught, a meat ants nest disgorging winged 
ants. Whilst the early ants were getting snapped up as soon as they reached 
a few metres altitude, the rate of embarkation became more than the birds 
could handle and sheer weight of numbers meant that the majority escaped.
Paul Osborn

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