Magpie Lark(?) Attacking Children in the MelbourneSuburbs

To: "Gil Langfield" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Magpie Lark(?) Attacking Children in the MelbourneSuburbs
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:42:18 +1000
I did hear of someone being swooped on by one around there sometime in
the last year.  From memory it was near Argyle Square in Carlton, but I
could be wrong.  This person was apparently singled out from a crowd of
people, perhaps because he was the tallest.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Thursday, 21 June 2007 5:47

> A neighbour reported to me that her children have been
> attacked by a black-and-white bird smaller than a magpie at a
> very busy corner in the Melbourne inner suburb of Fitzroy.
> She says that other people have been attacked recently in the
> same place (in the middle of a cold winter period) and that
> the bird "goes for the eyes".

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