Re: Pied Currawong Honeyeater

Subject: Re: Pied Currawong Honeyeater
From: Brian Hawkins <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:30:19 -0700 (PDT)
G'day Bob,

I see Pied Currawongs on Grevillea flowers (especially Silky Oak) every spring 
(especially October).  I am pretty sure they are taking nectar.  Other birds 
not normally considered nectar eaters come to the Silky Oak flowers too: Regent 
Bowerbirds, Satin Bowerbirds and Eastern Rosellas.  They take nectar (if that's 
what they're doing, which I reckon it is) exclusively from the Silky Oaks 
(though I did see a Regent Bowerbird up in a flowering Flooded Gum the other 
day, and it seemed to be getting nectar).



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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:15:36 +1000
 "Bob Wallace" <>
Subject: Pied Currawong Honeyeater
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The other day, I saw a Pied Currawong on a Grevillea plant in our backyard and 
it appeared to be pecking at the flowers like a honeyeater does.  I managed to 
video this action and it is on the following site:-

The Readers Digest book states that this bird is
 an omnivore and eats insects, berries etc but does not mention nectar. 
Currawongs used to be an occasional visitor to our backyard in outer Brisbane 
but over the last two years they have been consistantly around.
Can anyone inform me if the Pied Currawong eats nectar or is the bird picking 
unseen insects from the flowers?



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