Swooping Kingfisher

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Subject: Swooping Kingfisher
From: Nathanael Coyne <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 01:52:44 +0000
Interesting, when I saw a Sacred Kingfisher with young a month back it didn't care about me or even the Noisy Friarbird with a nest just 15 metres away ... but it got very distressed about the presence of a Crimson Rosella just minding its own business foraging close to the ground even though it seemed less of a threat than me or the other birds in the area. Maybe it knows they're hollow nesters and felt it was competition.

Nathanael Coyne

Canberra, Australia
0431 698 580

On 4 January 2016 at 12:41, Wayne Gregson <> wrote:
This morning at Narrabundah Hill I was again swooped (just once) by the Sacred Kingfisher!  I had been watching it feeding a young bird when it flew straight at me.  I kept the binos on it (didn’t flinch!!) and it swerved away at the last moment.
Also up there was a Tawny Frogmouth, a number of Black Faced Cuckoo Shrikes (starting to gather) and a small group of Dusky Woodswallows.

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