Killer kookaburra (NSW)

To: "'Charles Hunter'" <>
Subject: Killer kookaburra (NSW)
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:44:30 +1100
Hi Charles,

I haven't observed this behaviour, but I came across this online article from 
the Gladstone Observer, which describes a similar incident.

I can't verify if the reason given in the article for this behaviour is true 
(aggression towards a kookaburra that has been displaced from its own territory 
as a result of land clearance), but it's a plausible one.

Kind regards,

Stephen Ambrose
Ryde NSW

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of Charles 
Hunter via Birding-Aus
Sent: 19 October 2020 12:57 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Killer kookaburra (NSW)

Hi all,

A friend of mine just told me the following occurred on Castle Cove Golf Course 
in Sydney: 

“Walking on golf course. Thought they were mating but one bird had the other by 
the neck and was slamming it on the ground (like they kill snakes) took 10 mins 
for the victim to finally give up and die”.

Has anyone seen this behaviour before? 

Warm regards,
Charles Hunter

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