I often see Brown Thornbill, Striated Thornbill, White-Browed Scrub Wren
and Superb Fairy Wren both bathing and drinking in some shallow bowls we
have near our house.
Hot days (>35C) have much more drinking behaviour than cooler weather when
it is uncommon to see drinking, but bathing is common in all temperatures.
> 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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