Channel-Billed Cuckoo Chase!

Subject: Channel-Billed Cuckoo Chase!
From: "David Webber" <>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 19:07:19 +1100

       Hi Birdo's

While at Australia's Wonderland (Sydney) the other day I a saw a rather unusual sight. While scoffing into a hotdog I noticed a Channel-Billed Cuckoo chasing a Peregrine Falcon. I saw the falcon first on the top of the spaceprobe, then when it dove grounwards a Channel-Billed Cuckoo came from nowhere. The cuckoo was at full speed when it appeared and was intent on catching the falcon.This was achieved and the cuckoo gave the falcon a couple of good swipes with his massive bill. The faclon didn't take to kindly to the attack but resisted any retaliation.The cuckoo continued to attack but was eventually left by shear speed by the falcon, but, eventually chased him out of sight. Has anybody seen this sought of behaviour before or heard of it? I'm keen to hear your response.

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