Mistletoebird foraging on ground

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Subject: Mistletoebird foraging on ground
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:58:18 +1000
A few days ago I observed a Mistletoebird (male) fly from a tree ad perch
on a barbed wire fence. It then flew to the ground and spent the next ten
minutes foraging. The ground as bare earth with scattered clumps of grass
grazed very low. it was picking things up, but even with binoculars I
couldn't see what these were. After it left I examined the ground but
didn't get any clues.

I have never seen a Mistletoebird foraging on the ground before, is this
common. Any idea of what it might have been picking up?

John Leonard

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