Australian man dies after attack by a swooping magpie

Emergency services were called to Nicholson Park at Woonona about 8.15am yesterday following reports a 76-year-old man had been seriously injured.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where he later died.

The man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition but later died.

Earlier this month, a local Sydney council sparked controversy when rangers shot dead a "monster" magpie which had intimidated residents for years.

Magpies swoop when they feel threatened - particularly when strangers walk near their homes, according to Gisela Kaplan, who studies the birds at the University of New England.

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Officers from Wollongong Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Magpies are a protected native species in Australia but councils can act if one of the birds is reported to be overly aggressive against people.

With the start of spring, Australia is now in the midst of its "magpie season". It is more likely to become aggressive during mating season when it often attacks humans who encroach on its territory.

When travelling through areas prone to swooping magpies, Australians are advised to remain vigilant, walk in groups where possible, and avoid aggression towards the birds. Magpies typically begin breeding in August, and by September they're swooping at bicyclists and joggers or anyone else they perceive to be a threat to their nests, explains CNN.

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