Noisy Miner chasing small bird

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Subject: Noisy Miner chasing small bird
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:53:45 +1000
Hi all
this morning on my way into work, I saw a Noisy Miner chasing a small bird (a pardalote?) across the open space above the road junction of Pacific Highway and Mona Vale Road in northern Sydney. It looked like they came out of the trees by the rail bridge and headed off towards North Ryde (for those familiar with this area). I didn't see where the birds alighted or how long the pursuit continued, but it made me wonder about two things: 1. How far & how long a Miner is prepared to pursue an intruder before they are considered to be "off territory"?; and
2. What would actually happen if the Noisy Miner catches the tiny bird?
Tom Wilson

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