Baillon's Crakes and Purple Swamphens

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Subject: Baillon's Crakes and Purple Swamphens
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:16:03 +1000
I've been watching Baillon's Crakes at Mt St Joseph Pond in Altona
(Vic), and I've noticed that they keep well clear of the Purple
Swamphens, running or even flying for cover if one strolls near.  So I'm
wondering if they're just being wary of territorial aggression from
these relatively huge birds, or if there's any chance they'd be actually
eaten if caught.

Peter Shute

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