Thanks everyone!! Really appreciate all the help guys!
I'll try to put up a closer crop too which may or not be useful/interesting.
On 11/06/2013, at 4:35 PM, wrote:
> PS, I should have said that Xylotrupes is your garden variety Rhinoceros
> beetle, probably Xylotrupes gideon.
> When I was a kid we called these witchety grubs, and since "you can eat
> witchety grubs" I tried. Well, it's not very nice because they are feeding on
> dirt/rotting timber, so that's what they taste like. In contrast to true
> witchety grubs which are wood feeders and quite tasty.
> Eric Vanderduys
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> CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
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> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of David Stowe
> Sent: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 3:34 PM
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Grub ID - Straw-necked Ibis prey
> Hi all,
> Wondering if someone can help me ID the grub in this image?
> (In case the link gets broken - www.davidstowe.com.au - then look for a
> Straw-necked Ibis image either in the recent images or via the Aus Birds
> species accounts.)
> I know the ID that i need isn't of a bird but i have a photo of a bird eating
> it! It was so big that the bird had to have a couple of goes at it - first
> time it gagged and had to spit it out!
> Its been suggested a Witchetty Grub but would love to know more and what it
> would become?
> Photo was taken in Cairns (Centenary lakes) last week.
> David Stowe
> PS - there is also a few new images in there of the Great-billed Heron i
> photographed at Centenary Lakes too.
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