Life in and around tropical Queensland wetlands
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Young fairy-wren turns up head, not nose, at greens
Unlike young children juvenile birds want to swallow anything elders give them. But what if the juicy green caterpillar looks too large?
No problem, young Red-backed Fairy-wren might have said (could it but speak) in Town Common today.
Playing with your food isn't always such a bad thing. Bit of a flick and twist of the head wraps caterpillar up.
No need to slurp it spaghetti fashion. Open wide and down she goes.
Who says kids won't eat their greens?
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Red-backed Fairy-wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Townsville Town Common Park
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