channel billed cuckoo

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Subject: channel billed cuckoo
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 21:45:14 +1000

Walking in Centennial Park yesterday I was twice dive bombed and contact
made, from a very protective noisy miner.  Have they learned to do this from


I experienced this recently for the first time. One Yellow-throated
Miner among a group bombs the inmates at the Copi Hollow Caravan Park
just out of Menindee, 110km E of Broken Hill, NSW. I saw the bird do
it many times during our three day stay. Goodness knows how it
learned to do it.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld

26º 51'    152º 56'

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