The little girl was rushed from Glindermann Park in Brisbane to a hospital on Sunday at noon after sustaining serious head injuries in the fall.
Doctors were unable to resuscitate the baby and she was sadly pronounced dead at Queensland Children’s Hospital.
An ambulance spokesperson said: “A mother allegedly ducked to avoid a magpie, then stumbled with a baby in her arm. “
A young couple walking nearby ran after hearing the baby’s parents scream.
Speaking to the Courier Mail, the man described the father as “heroic”, having called emergency services while doing all he could to help his wife and child.
“I’ve seen shock before, but it was beyond anything I’d ever seen,” he said.
The man’s wife said the couple have had trouble sleeping since the tragic event.
“It’s sickening, I guess, to see a family torn apart in an instant,” she said.
A local told the outlet he alerted the council to the magpies issues eight weeks ago, while another resident said he had “lost count” of the times he was stung by a bird in the area.
Council workers reportedly captured the magpie following the horror incident and took it to a cage. Additional signs had been installed in the area warning passers-by of “bird-diving”.
According to reports from ABC Australia, Brisbane City Council Standards Chairman Kim Marx said an exclusion zone had been set up near the tragic scene, ABC Australia reports.
“This is an extremely tragic accident and our hearts are with the family involved,” he said.
“A number of dive bird signs were in place around the area where this incident occurred, and our officers have now installed several more. “