RFI: Gerygones, thornbills etc. drinking

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Subject: RFI: Gerygones, thornbills etc. drinking
From: Sue & Phil Gregory <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007 14:52:57 +1000
A query please- whilst researching the Acanthizids (gerygones, thornbills, whitefaces, Pilotbird, Origma, Heathwrens, Fieldwrens etc) I have been struck by the lack of references to any of them drinking ( and please no jokes about having to reach 18 years, some thornbills nearly do!). I can only find a ref to White-browed Scrubwrens drinking from water troughs, and that is about it.
Do i have a blind spot and perhaps I'm overlooking things?
When I think about it I can't recall ever seeing any of the family drinking, maybe they get enough moisture from their diet? Any responses appreciated, and i must thank those who replied to me about an earlier RFI about bristlebirds, very helpful. You can reply to me direct, or i will see any responses when i look at the archive.
Thanks in anticipation.
Phil Gregory

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