hobbies v rosella

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Subject: hobbies v rosella
From: "Barbara Allan" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:13:13 +1100

An interesting observation from the garden yesterday. A juvenile Crimson Rosella flew through quite low, squawking furiously, with two Australian Hobbies in hot pursuit. They were out of sight in an instant so I can’t be sure what ensued. I didn’t see the hobbies again but some little while later, a tail-less juvenile Crimson Rosella landed and wobbled awkwardly on the  wires, as if it was unaccustomed to its lack of balance. I resorted  to HANZAB 2 to check whether hobbies normally hunt in pairs and whether Crimson Rosella was a known prey item – the answers affirmative in both cases. b

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