Woodswallow attacking dog

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Subject: Woodswallow attacking dog
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 22:31:23 +1000
g'day all,
Last week, Alan & Kate Harmer (the visiting Birdo's from
Switzerland) noticed a pair of Black-faced Woodswallows "attacking"
a dog.

This was repeated a day later when we stopped at the same location,
which was in an industrial suburb.
My dog was let out of the 4wd and immediately a single B-f W resting
on a power line swooped down to just over my dog. The bird ignored
us. This was repeated half a dozen times until we left.
'Blue' was quite unaware of all this activity.

We all know of attacking Magpies and some Corvids.
But is this a first for Woodswallows ?

Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

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