Second-hand foraging: endangered red-tails feed research red-caps

Lauren Gilson.¬† For three months I have been measuring the evaporative water loss of Red-capped parrots and Western Rosellas. ¬†Residents of the mesic (moist climate) habitats around Perth, these species are providing data for a larger exploration of water balance in Australian vertebrates. First I had to catch the birds, which was not easy in…