Australian Magpie feeding, Indooroopilly, Brisbane.

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Subject: Australian Magpie feeding, Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:34:27 +1000
Dear All,

Australian Magpies have been feeding on some sort of lawn grubs over the
last couple of weeks but they mustn't like the "filling".  They stand
with a slight head tilt, either looking down or listening, and strike
their bill deep into the lawn several times.  Grub on the surface, they
pick at it again, pick it up by one end and give it a whip-crack type
flick.  A stream of brown liquid flies out of the grub.  Down the hatch.

This description was given by my friend with the Striated Pardalotes in
her hanging pot-plant.

Ros Laundon.

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