Predator most fowl

To: "" <>, "" <>
Subject: Predator most fowl
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 03:53:54 +1100
I didn't actually witness it myself, but was with a group that saw one take a 
Dusky Moorhen chick. I certainly saw the parents' response.

Pizzey says they take young and eggs, and will eat dead birds. Small birds like 
crakes keep well clear of them.

They also become unafraid of humans when regularly fed, and insistent. I'm 
often approached by them at Newport Lakes (Melbourne), and it wouldn't surprise 
me if they occasionally become aggressive when denied food. Perhaps that's what 
happened in this case.

Peter Shute

Sent using BlackBerry

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

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