goshawk attack frogmouth

To: "'Greg Roberts'" <>, <>
Subject: goshawk attack frogmouth
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:20:25 +1000
I recall some lots of years ago of someone telling me of having a Brown
Goshawk, over a period of days, observed in various stages at having
killed and eaten a family of Tawny Frogmouths. I think this was an adult
pair of Tawny Frogmouths and their part grown young. I suppose there is
nothing overly unexpected about that.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Greg Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, 14 July 2010 4:39 PM
Cc: Kathy Haydon
Subject: goshawk attack frogmouth

An interesting observation a little earlier today. A loud squawking at
my home in the Sunshine Coast hinterland drew my attention to a Tawny
Frogmouth fluttering across the ground with a Brown Goshawk attached to
its back. The goshawk flew off when I emerged, and the frogmouth flew up
to the roof. I left them to it, but 20 minutes later, the frogmouth was
again on the ground, squawking madly, with the goshawk on its back.
Perhaps I shouldn't have intervened but I'm of kind of fond of my local
frogmouth; it was by now quite shell-shocked so I caught it and moved
the bird to some dense cover. A little later, the goshawk, perhaps still
looking for the frogmouth, was scratching at one of the bedroom windows.

Greg Roberts ===============================


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