Prodotiscus at Nahoon
On 16 January 2013 at Nahoon estuary a juvenile sharp-billed honeyguide Prodotiscus reguluus was watched flitting about the salt-marsh. It would perch, look around and then dart down to a plant and remove prey. The usual prey of Prodotiscus is scale insects, family Coccidae. Searching amongst the plants we found larvae, which Dr. John Bissett identified as lace-wings of the family Chrysopidae. The plant was Limosella grandiflora family Scrophulariaceae which grows in the ecotone between the halophytes and the grasses.