North Queensland Naturalist 49: 14-16

Abstract

Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) is known to feed on fruits and invertebrates. On rare occasions, it has been reported feeding at flowers, but it was not clear what food was obtained from them. Here, I report observations and provide video evidence of one adult male Victoria’s Riflebird clearly feeding on nectar from Blue Quandong (Elaeocarpus grandis) flowers.