Magpie swooping RFI

Subject: Magpie swooping RFI
From: "Brett Leis" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 11:55:45 +1000
Hi all,

While on the subject of human-bird interactions, I would also like to request 
information. I am currently working on a project aimed at identifying current
management strategies and research priorities of problem or nuisance wildlife. 
you would expect a major theme has been our beloved and intelligent birds.

Aggressive attacks on humans by magpies has been acknowledged as the most 
human-wildlife conflict in Australia, and some great work by Darryl Jones and 
"Suburban Wildlife Conflict Group" have led to a greater understanding of this
behaviour and consequences of various management practices. Other problems which
arise include aggressive behaviour from birds expecting handouts of food
(including cassowaries, rails, herons, ibis, emus etc.), roosting in urban 
feacal contamination of waterbodies and eating tables, brush turkeys in gardens,
noise etc. etc.

I would be particularly interested in any information regarding negative
interactions with birds (or other wildlife), examples of bird behaviour,
suggestions on how to deal with the particular problem and any references or
documented evidence.

If you have any info, please contact me directly at 
<>. I
appreciate any contributions.

Brett Leis


Brett Leis
Technical Officer - Wildlife Research
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Northern Region
Townsville QLD 4810

Work: (07) 47 225 280
Mobile: 0408 115 082
Fax: (07) 47 225 305

Peter Lansley wrote:

> Hi all,
> at Birds Australia we have had a request for info on magpie/human
> interactions, especially dive-bombing incidents.  Details below. I seem to
> recall a thread about this in the last year or two on birding-aus, so maybe
> someone out there can contribute again.

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