Birding at home

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Subject: Birding at home
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 04:04:36 +1000
"a Shining Bronze-cuckoo which flew out to
some Milk weed and caught a Wanderer Butterfly caterpillar and then sat in
the brilliant sunshine in front of us and proceeded to devour it."

I was under the impression that those caterpillars are poisonous, or at least 
taste bad to predators, because they feed on milkweed. Is it usual for birds to 
eat them?

Peter Shute

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