Honeyeater toilet habits

Subject: Honeyeater toilet habits
From: "Niven" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 22:57:32 +0930
Hi all
for quite some time (many months) now I've had Rufous-banded 
Honeyeaters 'soiling' my car. Birds perch on the external rear view 
mirrors and then leave their droppings. Today, one seemed as if it 
were waiting for me to get home - little sooner than I'd shut my door 
after getting out of the car, one was sitting on the mirror. A few 
minutes after it was doing its droppings, almost as if it had waited 
all day for me.
My question is, why is this happening? When perched on the 
mirror, the birds look a little as if they may be checking the place 
for insects, but this doesn't last long. They look a little as if they're 
interested in their reflection but this doesn't last long either. It really 
seems the main thing they're doing is using my car for a toilet. Any 

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