Re: Willie Wagtail v Kookaburra

To: "Terry Pacey" <>
Subject: Re: Willie Wagtail v Kookaburra
From: Julian Bielewicz <>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 17:40:38 +1000

At 19:09 4/11/98 +1000, you wrote:

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

Fay and I once stood fascinated at the Nathan Road Wetlands as we observed
as a Willie Wagtail harassed and appeared to momentarily LAND on the back of
a Swamp Harrier.  It continued this attack until the harrier cleared off to
another section of the wetlands.

We have of course often seen Willie Wagtails "attack" crows.

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