exoctic nector "theft"
Penny Brockman <>
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:11:34 +0000
In Central London in the 80s, House Sparrows did this to my Magnolia
stellata blossoms before they opened. Ruined the flowers of course. Had
Penny in Gloucester, Australia.
On 16/10/2017 11:05 AM, John Leonard wrote:
> In Central and South America there are finches whose modus operandi is
> precisely this.... The Flower-piercers.
> John Leonard
>> On 16 Oct 2017, at 10:23 am, "Barney Enders" <> wrote:
>> While trying to get some good photos of the Yellow-bellied Sunbird feeding
>> on beautiful large Hibiscus flowers I found most of them never came to the
>> front of the flower to
>> put their head in to get the nectar out but stayed hidden behind the back of
>> the flower where they drilled a hole to put their beak into the base getting
>> the nectar that way.
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