birding-aus Mystery killings

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Subject: birding-aus Mystery killings
From: "Atzeni, Michael" <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 10:01:05 +1000
Hi all

Any ideas on what killed these two birds?  Crows Nest is located about 30 km
north of Toowoomba in SE Qld.


Michael Atzeni
ph       (07) 46 881 318
fax      (07) 46 881 192

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat McConnell [SMTP:
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 May 1999 15:18
> To:   'Atzeni, Michael'
> Subject:      
> Mick, hello. I have a question you may want to put on Birding OZ. A
> Pheasant
> Coucal and an Oriental Cuckoo were both found dead on 19 April 1999 near
> Crows Nest. They were found within forty metres of each other, both were
> lying face down and had their backs torn open with their intestines, lungs
> etc removed. What might be responsible for this? I have the Oriental
> Cuckoo
> at work.
> Thanks
> Pat
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