Prospecting Cahow attacks Chick in Burrow

The Nonsuch Expedition Team captured extraordinary footage this week, of an adult Cahow attacking a chick. The prospecting bird arrived while the chick’s parents were foraging for food. Finding the burrow occupied, the prospector goes on to harass the chick during a sustained attack. Luckily, the chick eventually plays dead and the aggressor left. Chick and parents are all doing well. Watch the video and read the report here

 

Photo: GHowes at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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