Re: Chestnut-breasted Vultures

To: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Subject: Re: Chestnut-breasted Vultures
From: WM James Davis <>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 12:07:12 +1000 (EST)
   Not to be flippant, but I  would think that you could get fairly
close to Manakins and watch individual birds to determine what they
are interested in. If  you do discover an answer to your queestion, I
would love learn what you find out.  Best of luck and keep us all

Cheers, Jim

Dr. Wm. James Davis

On Sun, 1 Mar 1998, Kirrama Wildlife Tours wrote:

> 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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