Re: birding-aus Re: Blue-faced Honeyeater - cooperative breedin

To: Goodfellow <>, Birding-aus <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Re: Blue-faced Honeyeater - cooperative breedin
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 18:44:50 +1100
>David, Lawrie and interested others
>Having raised a Blue-faced Honeyeater I don't wonder at the need for
>'auxillaries'.  We estimated that this bird peeped 3 million times in the
>three weeks it took to raise!  Incidentally the nestling's facial skin
>was blue and was still blue when it fledged.  Perhaps the green-yellow is
>acquired at a later stage I don't know.  Maybe our bird was just odd.

Denise and All,

Adding to the above and referring to my earlier posting about BFHE
nestlings which we dislodged from the nest - their facial skin was greenish.



Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld

26º 51'         152º 56'

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