Leader, P. J, Poulter, D, Fenton, J. T, Robson, R. W, Dickens, R. F, Manson-Bahr, P, King, B, Mayo, A. L. W, Leader, P. J, Robson, R. W, Dickens, R. F, King, B & Manson-Bahr, P / November 1953 – vol. 46, issue 11–416 Effective distraction display by Mallard.--As only a few observations have been recorded indicating the effectiveness of distraction display by a parent bird in deflecting the attention of a potential predator from the young [Bird Display, pp. 104-105) the following incident may be of interest. On April 18th, 1953, a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) whose mate was incubating on the margin of a pond attack... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.