Breeding Sunbirds/still more info

Subject: Breeding Sunbirds/still more info
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 23:15:03 +1000
To answer the lastest questions: Yes, we are in a cane field area, although
the closest field is about 700 meters away. Our closest neighbours have a
organic farm and a horse paddock, while the other side is all rainforest. I
don't think it's any kind of polution, as the bananas, which get sprayed
are in the next valley.
Yes, the one time I could watch it all the chicks were alive after hatching
for about 24 hours.
The fruit-fly baits were only for a short period on our property and later
removed by the DPI. Apparently our area was clean. It didn't co-inside with
the nesting anyway.   
Spiders or other little critters? As they moved around our house and
different locations, including in a Grevillia, I doubt that that could be
the reason.
Bactarias? Viral infection? Over a three year period? I have to let that
sit with the experts.
As mentioned before, I'll keep track of it again next spring.
Thanks for all your input.
P.S. David, I did find your paper interesting. I'll probably subscribe
soon. I shy away from too many subscriptions, as they pile up when I am on
Kirrama Wildlife Tours   Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut
PO Box 133   SILKWOOD  QLD   Australia

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