Re: Great Spot on Coke!!!!

Subject: Re: Great Spot on Coke!!!!
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 06:12:36 +0800

>Tony Clarke  wrote :
>Whilst at Las Lajas, Tenerife, Canary Islands, yesterday I
>observed an interesting piece of behaviour by a Great
>Spotted Woodpecker. The bird flew down to a coke can that
>had obviously been thrown away the previous day.
>The bird proceeded to rotate the can and was then seen to
>drink from the opening. I presumed that the bird was
>drinking water that had condensed inside the can but on
>closer inspection, after the bird had finished, it was
>clear that the few drops of liquid remaining in the can
>were infact Coca-Cola!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Has anyone else experienced anything comparable to this?

I have seen Blue-faced Honeyeater do this with a soft drink can at the
Katherine Gorge camping ground in the Northern Territory in June 1990.


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