Pollination of Australian Flowers by Birds

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Subject: Pollination of Australian Flowers by Birds
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:01:02 +1100
New research has shown that some Australian native flowers have shifted away
from using insects as pollinators and evolved their flower colour to the red
hues favoured by birds.


Flowers Pick Birds Over Insects


Shades of red: bird pollinated flowers target the specific colour
discrimination abilities of avian vision


Stephen Ambrose

Ryde NSW




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