Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) attempting to prey upon Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) eggs and preying upon a cygnet on an urban lake in Melbourne, Australia

Balasubramaniam, Shandiya and Guay, Patrick - Jean 2008, Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) attempting to prey upon Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) eggs and preying upon a cygnet on an urban lake in Melbourne, Australia, Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 120, no. 3, pp. 633-635, doi: 10.1676/07-150.1.

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Title Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) attempting to prey upon Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) eggs and preying upon a cygnet on an urban lake in Melbourne, Australia
Author(s) Balasubramaniam, Shandiya
Guay, Patrick - Jean
Journal name Wilson Journal of Ornithology
Volume number 120
Issue number 3
Start page 633
End page 635
Total pages 3
Publisher Wilson Ornithological Society
Place of publication Albion, MIich.
Publication date 2008-09-01
ISSN 1559-4491
Summary We report the predation of Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) eggs and cygnets by adult Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio), a mostly-herbivorous species of rail, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1676/07-150.1
Field of Research 0608 Zoology
HERDC Research category CN.1 Other journal article
Copyright notice ©2008, Wilson Ornithological Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30101841

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