Re: rainbow lorikeet removal in unwanted areas

To: Birding-aus <>
Subject: Re: rainbow lorikeet removal in unwanted areas
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 08:43:32 +1000
Seem to remember way back hearing of r. lorikeets (in Townsville maybe)
becoming intoxicated on fermenting nectar in, I think, flowers of Black Bean
(Castanospemum australe). So, how about some alcohol, and let 'em die happy?


> From: John Leonard <>
> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:36:50 +1100
> To: Birding-aus <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Re: rainbow lorikeet removal in unwanted areas
> I'm sure that this has been thought of, but it occurs to me that
> Rainbow Lorikeets must have a good sense of taste (to determine
> whether the nectar they are drinking is OK and isn't contaminated in
> some way. So the sedative used to put them to sleep would have to be
> tasteless.


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