Lethal beauty

There is a mighty bird in our catchment which uses "Stealth mode" to hunt its prey.

The male of the species hunts for small birds such as honeyeaters, whilst the larger female attacks larger birds such as currawongs, herons, pigeons and parrots. She also feasts upon reptiles and mammals such as rabbits, possums, and bats.

These predators have mastered the element of surprise when bringing down their prey.

Can you guess which bird we're referring to?

To learn more, please head to our Feather Fascination page and open Jim Butler's November issue.