Willie Wagtail v Kookaburra

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Subject: Willie Wagtail v Kookaburra
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 19:09:51 +1000
Further to my earlier posting re harassment of Kookaburras, one Willie
Wagtail insisted on jumping on the back and /or head of the Kookaburra and
pecking it (hard) three or four times before retreating.  This behaviour
continued for over five minutes with the Kookaburra only attempting to
retaliate twice.

I have seen Willie Wagtails harass other species before but not by actually
landing on the target.

I guess he was lucky to find a tolerant Kookaburra.

Terry Pacey

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