Courting Behaviour

To: "COG" <>
Subject: Courting Behaviour
From: "Roger Curnow" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 19:15:23 +1000
Hi all
This afternoon sans binoculars but avec camera I went in search of several Hooded Robin which i have observed recently, but which I had yet to photograph. As one would expect i wish i had taken my binoculars.
I observed from about 5 metres a pair apparently fighting.
After some seconds the male broke free with a very large grub. This he preceded to kill by banging it against a log at a speed too fast for my camera. He then offered the grub  to the female.
She considered it, but eventually flew off with him (and the dead grub) in pursuit.
Is this courting behaviour ?
    roger curnow
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