Red-rumped parrots in Melbourne

To: Peter Higgins <>
Subject: Red-rumped parrots in Melbourne
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 16:59:48 +1000
Dear Peter 

Many thanks for the information extracted from Hanzab.  

The most interesting point to me was about Red-rumps feeding
mainly on leaves, especially those of Polygonum aviculare
(Prostrate Knotweed). Schodde and Tidemann said they mainly eat
seeds (including Triticum - wheat).   

As for the pigeons I guess there is no seed exclusive to any of
these species.  So how do they partition their habitat ? 

Incidentally, our local Common Bronzewings have recently been
reported feeding on seeds of Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) and
Sweet Bursaria.

Michael NOrris
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