Flying Ant Diet

Subject: Flying Ant Diet
From: tim morris <>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 03:00:02 -0700 (PDT)
This evening when the rains cleared the flying ants were swarming and the local 
birds enjoyed the opportunity with Dollarbirds, Little Wattlebirds, a Grey 
Butcherbird, a Black Faced Cuckooshrike, Noisy Miners and a Spangled Drongo all 
hawking for the flying ants. 

However they were also joined by Satin Bowerbirds and Figbirds who seemed to be 
making the most of the change of diet. The Bowerbirds weren't the most agile of 
hawkers however they seemed to know what they were doing. This is the second 
time I have seen them feeding on flying ants. I haven't got access to HANZAB 
and was wondering if flying ants are recorded as part of the Figbirds and 
Bowerbird diet?



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