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North Queensland Naturalist
North Queensland Naturalist 50: 8-11
Bowerbird florivory: Tooth-billed Bowerbird and Spotted Catbird feeding on flowers of Calliandra sp.
Patrick De Geest
Bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchidae) are specialist frugivores, but consume invertebrates when breeding and occasionally feed on other plant material. Here I report observations of Tooth-billed Bowerbird (Scenopoeetes dentirostris) and Spotted Catbird (Ailuroedus maculosus) consuming flowers of Calliandra sp. (C. haematocephala), an ornamental introduced garden plant.
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