"David and Margaret Merrall" <>
Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:50:35 +1000
The Tooth-billed Bowerbirds were in a testosterone charged frenzy on the
upper track at Lake Barrine on the Atherton Tablelands this morning.
There must have been 6 or 7 in a 100m stretch of the track. One had
built its stage within 3m of the track.
We were also treated to a Grey Goshawk taking a goanna about the same
size as the bird. The goshawk hung onto the tree with one claw and held
the goanna around the body with the other. The goanna put up a stiff
fight snapping at the bird's head but eventually the goshawk prevailed
by repeatedly tearing at the goanna's throat. Are goshawks known for
taking large lizards?
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