Fish-catching currawong

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Subject: Fish-catching currawong
From: "Barbara Preston" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 12:24:06 +1000
A local currawong has just taken a large goldfish from our fishpond - I was less than two metres away, the other side of glass. The currawong spent a moment on a stepping stone, checking out the fish in the shallow section against the house, before efficiently taking the pale adult fish. I have now actually seen fish taken from our pond by a magpie lark, kookaburra and now currawong. But the fish keep breeding at a good rate . . . but I am sorry to lose the one taken today because it was a great leaper into the air.
Oh well . . nature raw in beak and claw . . .
Barbara Preston Research
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