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From: (Mark Holdsworth)
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 17:06:56 +1000
On three occasions I have seen Masked Lapwing captured by the raptor they
were mobbing, once a Swamp Harrier and twice a Brown Falcon. The latter
incidents occurred within two weeks in the same place and I can't help but
suspect that the Browny deliberately provoked mobbing as a method of
hunting. They (like us) must soon learn that approaching certain places
will give a sure-fire response. On all occasions the raptor dodged a few
close passes in the normal fashion and then just rolled and grabbed the
mobee. Probably the harrier had its eyes closed and caught the mobee by
Nick Mooney using Mark Holdsworth's machine.

Mark Holdsworth
Wildlife Management Officer
President, Australasian Raotor Associtation

Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 44A Hobart Tasmania 7001 Australia

Phone (002) 33 6033 Fax (002) 33 3477

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