Sparrows feeding on Dianella fruit

Sparrows feeding on Dianella fruit
Species: Southern Grey-headed Sparrow   Passer diffusus
Subspecies: stygiceps
Author: Ian Riddell
Date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Added to IBC: 26 Oct 2017 - 11:03
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1506 meters
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Submitted by ctedore@gmail.com on
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Great shot! Was this sparrow taking unripe fruit? 

Submitted by Ian Riddell on
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Eating ripe and semi-ripe (green outside but ripening inside) fruit.  Ripe fruit is purplish.  Birds that attend early do also eat green fruit.

Citation

Ian Riddell, IBC1425640. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1425640.

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Ian Riddell, IBC1425640. Photo of Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus at Harare, Zimbabwe. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1425640.

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