Mannikins feeding on algae.

To: <>, <>, "Michael Todd" <>
Subject: Mannikins feeding on algae.
From: "Max O'Sullivan" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 19:03:30 +1000
Michael Todd's comments about mannikins feeding on algae reminded me of an
observation at Cumberland Dam (Georgetown, FNQ) a few Easters ago when the
Cairns Nats group watched Pictorella Mannikins feeding for over 30 minutes
on algal growth on the rocks in the pool below the dam wall. We wondered
then if they were feeding on insects but decided they were definitely eating
the algae. None of the other finches coming in to drink made any attempt to
"copy" the mannikins.

Max O'Sullivan

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