Magpie Lark(?) Attacking Children in theMelbourneSuburbs

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Subject: Magpie Lark(?) Attacking Children in theMelbourneSuburbs
From: Mike Jarman <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 17:16:31 +1000

There was a magpie-lark at Darling Harbour, Sydney within the Chinese gardens 
that had to be relocated a few years back.  It was also reported "going for the 
eyes"  Makes me wonder about the obsession magpie-larks have with there 
reflection.  Could it see itself in the eyeball???  probably just a cranky bird



---- Philip Veerman <> wrote: 
> Presumably the original note is about the Magpie-lark (could also be Willie 
> Wagtail). Mostly they are friendly to people, this aggression is not 
> unprecedented though. There was one near the parliamentary area in Canberra a 
> few years ago that was belligerent to people near its nest.
> Philip 

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