Re: Do Silvereyes have hooked beaks?

To: <>, "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: Re: Do Silvereyes have hooked beaks?
From: "Steve Creber" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 12:34:37 +1000
On the topic of mandibles, there was a Currawong in our garden the other
day with approx. 3/4 of its upper mandible missing. Looked very odd but
the bird appeared healthy. It was feeding on Pittosporum berries quite
efficiently despite the handicap.

Steven Creber

Ph: 03 9474 9243
Fx: 03 9499 8283

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Sent: Tuesday, 25 July 2006 10:47 AM
To: Mike Carter
Subject: Re: Do Silvereyes have hooked beaks?

Dr Who IS  known to change actors from time to time!!! But maybe it was
the Blackbirds(Turdis)  playing with the silvereyes at the time, that
caused the temporal displacement! : )

Anyway, all fixed now....24th of JULY is the correct link.

I've had a suggestion that the lower mandible may have been broken and
that the upper grew over it and downwards. The lower appears fairly



Well obviously at least one has. You've got a picture to prove it. But
abnormal of course. Do you not have shots of normal birds for
would seem long odds to photograph only an abnormal one.

Is there an obsession with Dr Who and the Tardis time machine or is
virus around which projects us into the future?
Two days ago someone reported having seen the Grey-headed Lapwing
days into the future and now on 24th July 2006 we are asked to look at
'Photo of the Week' for 24th August 2006!!!

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136

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