Mourning Masked Lapwing

Subject: Mourning Masked Lapwing
From: (Chris Dahlberg)
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 12:29:16 +1000 (EST)
Hello again,
            after an inspired morning and driving home after our trip I was
saddened to see a Masked Lapwing standing beside its dead mate at the side
of the road. The area has been recently harvested (sugar) and is thick with
black Kites and other raptors. I am not sure whether or not it was
protecting the body from them or it was having an almost human response to
its mates death like some other species.
     Any comment


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