Which species eats hairy caterpillars?

Subject: Which species eats hairy caterpillars?
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:47:59 +1000
I always understood only cuckoos could eat hairy caterpillars.  We have many 
Processionary Caterpillars on our block in Bundaberg, Qld at the moment. We 
have just witnessed an Olive-backed Oriole eat five caterpillars in a row. The 
bird shook each one for some time before swallowing them. There is a bird bath 
nearby and the Oriole didn't drink at all during the feeding.
Trevor Quested
Bundaberg. Qld.

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