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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, S 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. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 120 (3). pp. 633-635. ISSN 1559-4491

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17188. purple swamphen (porphyrio porphyrio), diet, eggs and cygnets, black swan (cygnus atratus)
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 210000 Science-General
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
FOR Classification > 0608 Zoology
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 04:40
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 04:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3495
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