Arum berry eaters?

Paul Christian paul at RAREPLANTS.CO.UK
Thu Aug 7 15:47:51 CEST 1997

I have witnessed blackbirds taking Arum berries off here.

Our blackbirds are Turdus, thrush types but black with a yellow bill in the
male, maybe not the same as yours ?
At 20:54 06/08/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>I have been watching the berries ripen on our Arum italicum *Pictum* for
>about a week now.
>However tonight when I went to look at them, the ripe ones were all
>gone!  What animal, taken them? Any ideas?
Paul :-))

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