raptor prey (was sea eagle observation) now Peregrine stategy

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Subject: raptor prey (was sea eagle observation) now Peregrine stategy
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 14:10:10 +1000
I've always thought that Peregrine victims were headless because the Peregrine makes the kill by knocking their heads off at the point of impact. It does this by bringing its clenched fists forward to strike the head. It then either catches the falling carcass or if large, like say a Straw-necked Ibis, it follows the disabled bird to the ground. To my chagrin, our local Peregrines, they breed at the end of my road, ignore the host of Silver Gulls that fly overhead, instead preying on much less abundant species as well as pigeons.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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