Image: O.13172 Grey Falcon with Mallee Ringneck Parrot skull

O.13172 Grey Falcon with Mallee Ringneck Parrot skull

This Grey Falcon (Falco hypoleucos ) was found with the skull of a Mallee Ringneck Parrot (Barnardius zonarius barnardi) clamped onto its leg. 

 

 

Photographer:
Jaynia Sladek
Rights:
© Australian Museum
Location:
Ornithology collection

Notes

This specimen was shot by a farmer in 1903 at Condobolin, New South Wales. The farmer kindly donated the specimen to us when he noticed that it had the remains of a previous meal clamped firmly to its leg. 

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