Myna injury, miner squabbles etc

Subject: Myna injury, miner squabbles etc
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:11:15 EST
hi all
i've seen a myna pecking at the corpse of a freshly killed fellow myna lying in the middle of busy new south head rd near here. but in this case it didn't appear to be eating it, more like urging it to get up.
closer to home the noisy miners rule the roost but are also prone to fight among themselves. the other day two hurtled past me locked in aerial combat, literally. one had the other's tail feather clasped firmly in its beak.
now that's what i call a tailfight.
meanwhile, two masked lapwings have taken up residence on the flat quartz pebble roof of a newly completed harbourfront mansion up the road. they like to roost beside the kitchen exhaust vent. it's a very stylish microhabitat indeed.
must fly
shane b
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