Rainbow Lorikeets

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets
From: "iandowling" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:18:35 +1100
Hi All,
Yesterday my wife and I were sitting on theWest Rosebud (3940) foreshore with friends. The habitat is Pinus Radiata,very knarled and old. Not good timber. A flock of Rainbow Lorikeets flew in and started biting off the old pine cones and then  chewing into the nuts(sorry I didn't have my bins as it was social). I was surprised at such behavior and my friend a camper said they had been around for some days. I've always thought that only YTBC and the like had the strength to chew pine cones. Have I been misled. Come to think of it I have from time to time seen chopped up cones under pine trees but never have I put this down to RBLK's.
Any comments
Ian D
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