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

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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

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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3495
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 210000 Science-General
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Current > FOR Classification > 0608 Zoology
Keywords ResPubID17188. purple swamphen (porphyrio porphyrio), diet, eggs and cygnets, black swan (cygnus atratus)
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