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 ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

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