Currawong attack

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Currawong attack
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 07:30:29 +1000
It was really disturbing, early this morning, to see a Pied Currawong
tearing a Crested Pigeon to pieces on the neighbours clothes line.

The major disappointment was that it was a Crested Pigeon and not a Spotted
Turtle-dove (or a Myna, Sparrow, Starling).

The other thing was the waste.  The Currawong seemed to be doing it for fun
not for food.  It simply plucked part of the bird, ripped at it and then
dropped it on the ground and flew off.  It was NOT disturbed by myself or
any other person.  No other birds attacked or chased it either.

Terry Pacey
Gold Coast

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Currawong attack, Terry Pacey <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU