Fwd: Re: The value of Mistletoe

To: brian fleming <>, "" <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: The value of Mistletoe
From: Graeme Stevens <>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:21:09 +1000
Interesting subject and apologies to the list for the delayed reply.
Two or three years ago around Christmas time (dates and details available off 
list if of interest) I was birding near Binya State Forest north of Leeton NSW 
in a patch of Mulga heavily infested with Mistletoe.
To my surprise there were several families of Superb Parrots with loudly 
begging young feeding in the bunches of Mistletoe - not on flowers or fruit but 
on fresh young leaves. The females were thoroughly chewing the young shoots 
before feeding the young who were certainly keen on the diet.
They must be nutritious indeed.
Graeme Stevens
> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:40:19 +1000
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