Baby girl dies after tragic magpie swooping accident in Brisbane park

A baby girl has died following a tragic accident believed to have involved a swooping magpie in a Brisbane park.

The baby's mother was carrying her at Glindemann Park at Holland Park West on Sunday afternoon before she was attacked by a swooping magpie.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said paramedics were called to the park following "reports that a mum had fallen with a baby in her arms".

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Magpies swoop to ward of threats to their chicks.

"(She was) reportedly ducking to avoid a magpie," the spokesperson said.

"The Queensland Ambulance Service medical director and critical care paramedics transported the child to Queensland Children's Hospital in a critical condition."

The baby later passed away.

In a statement issued to other media, Brisbane City Council standards chair Kim Marx said an exclusion zone had been established and an investigation was underway.

"This is an extremely tragic accident and our hearts go out to the family involved," She said.

"A number of signs warning about swooping birds were in place around the area where this incident occurred, and our officers have now installed several more."

Magpie swooping season runs from July to December and peaks in September.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

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