Re: Play

Subject: Re: Play
From: Julian Bielewicz <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 17:59:55 +1000
At 07:18 23/04/98 +1000, Stephen wrote:

> Allopreening is when a bird (or mammal) preens another
>bird .... but sometimes occurs in unpaired or unrelated birds. 

I currently have a Rainbow Lorikeet and a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet happily
allopreening in the mulberry tree outside the kitchen window.  They have
engaged in this behaviour for quite some time now.  Interestingly enough
there is a "gooseberry" in the tree - a second Rainbow Lorikeet BUT it
appears to be the odd one out.


Julian Bielewicz
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Queensland Ornithological Society

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