Plover vs. Cockatoos

Subject: Plover vs. Cockatoos
From: pardalote <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:09:54 +1000
Hi All

On Monday morning, about 8:00 am, at the pond/roundabout near the CIT building in civic, I looked out of the bus window and saw what I believed to be a masked-lapwing plover and some SC cockatoos.  They were flying high above the streets and it appeared the poor plover was in hot pursuit of a mob of the cockatoos.  I have absolutely no idea why the cockies were chasing the plover, but it was somewhat amusing to see contrasting birds involved in what may have been a bitter dispute.  As the bus trundled down the road, I observed another plover standing quite happily standing on the roof of a small brown building.

Has anyone else witnessed strange bird interactions like this before?


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