Subject: magpies
From: warren martin <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 13:59:59 +0900
Danny Rogers wrote: "Could Black-backeds be moving
south? Or have they always occurred this far south in small numbers?
comments, anyone?"

In the ACT area, with which I am familiar, the dividing line (roughly)
between White-backed and Black-backed Magpies has traditionally been
between Canberra and Cooma to the south (with Black-backs to the
north and white-backs to the south). Over the last several years I have
noticed an increase in the number of White-backs (and mixed birds) in
Canberra and to the north of the city. This change has been noted by
many others as well. So in this area it appears White-backs are moving


Warren Martin

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