Re: birding-aus Swamp Harrier prey

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Swamp Harrier prey
From: Chris Corben <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 09:53:32 -0800

I once found a Swamp Harrier feeding on a partly eaten Black Swan. This was
a fully-fledged Swan, not a mere cygnet, but it was a young bird, perhaps
not quite adult-sized but close. No idea who killed it. Having watched a
Swamp Harrier spend ages trying to kill a Coot (it eventually succeeded), I
suspect that it's more likely they will take carrion than that it knocked
off the swan itself.

Chris Corben
PO Box 2323
Rohnert Park
CA 94927-2323

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