Fwd: Re: Tree identification please

To: Ian Cowan <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Tree identification please
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 16:37:13 +1000

I have seen Koels eating the fruit and Spiderhunters, Sunbirds and other small 
nectar feeders very busy in the odd one I have seen in flower.
They seem to have been the inspiration for some of the slightly bizarre looking 
"Telecoms trees" design used for mobile phone transmitter towers you see in 


Carl Clifford

On 26/08/2012, at 3:16 PM, Ian Cowan <> wrote:

> This species has only emerged onto the Cairns horticultural scene about 15-20 
> years ago, was virtually unknown here before that. Don't know if it has any 
> value as a bird food source, though I am sure the Nutmeg Mannikans would find 
> it useful as a nest site
> Ian Cowan
> Clifton Beach

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