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North Queensland Naturalist 52: 75-77

Victoria’s Riflebird feeding on Banksia robur floral nectar


Clifford B. Frith and James Hammersley


An adult male Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) was photographed feeding upon floral nectar of a Broad-leaved Banksia (Banksia robur). While the species mainly feeds on fruit and invertebrates, this observation corroborates recent evidence that Victoria’s Riflebird feeds upon nectar opportunistically.

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