Mixed feeding groups

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Subject: Mixed feeding groups
From: Sonja Ross <>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:17:59 +0000
I've just been on a birding trip to Sri Lanka (and thoroughly recommend
it). Four of the group were British, and one asked our leader about the
bird species leading feeding parties i.e. which species did this? Obviously
it happens in Britain that one species must lead. When I was out today, I
came across a couple of mixed groups and wondered, does any species lead
such groups in Australia, and are they different in different areas, such
as honeyeaters in Vic, but Figbirds in Qld.?

I'd be interested to hear what others think as I hadn't thought about it
before Dave asked!


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