The Red-tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) are still feasting on the seeds of the Casuarina trees on the Nightclill Promenade. I counted 20 happily and noisily feeding this morning. The bird above is a female. In Bininj Kunwok languages of western Arnhem Land they are called Ngarnarrh.
The Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) is a social and busy little bird, bustling around in family parties feeding on seeds — mostly grass seeds on the ground, but like others lately joining in the feast of Casuarina seeds on the Nightcliff Promenade. The Double-bar is widespread and common from the Kimberleys across Northern Australia and as far south on the east coast as the Victorian border.
Wikipedia says: Rainbow lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers. Nectar from eucalyptus is important in Australia, other important nectar sources are Pittosporum, Grevillea, Spathodea campanulata (African tulip-tree), and Metroxylon sagu (sago palm).In Melanesia coconuts are very important food sources, and rainbow lorikeets are important pollinators of these.They also consume the fruits of Ficus, Trema, Mutingia, as well as papaya and mangoes already opened by fruit bats. They also eat crops such as apples, and will raid maize and sorghum.They are also frequent visitors at bird feeders placed in gardens, which supply store-bought nectar, sunflower seeds, and fruits such as apples, grapes and pears.
To this list we can the seeds inside the seed capsules of the casuarina tree. A few days ago I found them joining about four other species mobbing a casuarina tree where the seed capsules were mature, easy to open and starting to fall.