Subject: crakes
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:51:06 +1100 (EST)
And of course the shyness.abundance thing does depend on where in the range
of the species you are. On some sub-Antarctic islands where Lewin's Rail is
the top terrestrial predator they wander around in daylight right out in the
open and appear to be unafraid of humans.


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

'The pavement-coloured dog
Sniffs the pavement-kerb.'
                    Robert Graves

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