Glos birding Mid-N Coast, NSW

To: Penny Brockman <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Glos birding Mid-N Coast, NSW
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 22:18:21 +1000
Reminds me of an occasion (c. 40 years ago) when I was surprised to see
(Knoll NP, Tamborine Mt in from Gold Coast) a Satin Bowerbird happily dining
on the leaves of the Shining-leaved Stinging-tree (Dendrocnide
photinophylla).  That species has appreciably fewer stinging hairs per unit
area of leaf than either moroides or excelsa, but it can still give a human
a painful sting.


> From: Penny Brockman <>
> Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 14:41:10 +1000
> To: Birding Aus <>
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Glos birding Mid-N Coast, NSW
> Sitting on my back deck, noticed a bowerbird in the heavily flowering
> Dogwood just below (Jacksonia scoparia). Got the 'bins on it - a female
> Regent Bowerbird!  Then saw another bowerbird behind her - another
> female Regent!  Both nipping off and swallowing chunks of the bright
> orange/yellow flowers - no wonder the shrub looks so denuded.  Wonder if
> this has been seen before.  Then a green Satin BB crashed in and chased
> them both away.


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