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Noisy Pitta Behaviour
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge <>
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:10:08 +1000
We have been getting a Noisy Pitta come around the Lodge feeding area
for the last few weeks and was first observed eating banana that a
honeyeater had dropped.
So we put some more out on the ground and it came in to eat this but on
several occasions when there was no banana on the ground it jumped up
onto the honeyeater
feeder and grabbed some from there. It disappeared after a bit of rain
but came back as it dried out and was seen one day sunning itself in
front of our units. A image of this
can be seen on our blog http://kingfisherparkbirdwatchers.blogspot.com/.
This bird looked to be a first year bird as it still had a small dull
buffy patch at the base of its bill. Our
neighbours had what appeared to be the same bird in their garden two
days ago which is when it stopped coming into the feeder. Maybe fancied
a change of diet from banana!
Also one of our guests reported seeing an Orange-footed Scrubfowl
bashing a frog onto the ground before eating it - not a food item
mentioned in HANZAB or any behaviour we have noticed.
Keith & Lindsay.
Keith& Lindsay Fisher
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
RN 6 Mt. Kooyong Road
Julatten QLD 4871
Ph : (07) 4094 1263
Web Site: www.birdwatchers.com.au
Winner: Wet Tropics 2010 Cassowary Award for Nature Based Tourism
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