Chestnut-breasted Vultures

Subject: Chestnut-breasted Vultures
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 09:03:06 +1000
Hi everyone,
the most commonly road-killed animals in our region are the Northern Brown
Bandicoots and Cane Toads. Nothing unusual about that, but I am puzzled by
the presence of Chestnut-breasted Mannikins picking on the carrion. First I
thought that the bandicoots might have had something delicious in their
stomachs, but since they also pick on the cane toads that can't be.
Sometimes there are just a pair, but I counted up to six actually picking
on the dead creatures, not just looking. The questions remains: What are
they interested in? 
Does anyone know?
Happy Birding, Klaus 
Kirrama Wildlife Tours   Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut
PO Box 133   SILKWOOD  QLD   Australia

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