Birds lining nests with fur

To: Lainie Berry <>
Subject: Birds lining nests with fur
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 22:47:50 -0700 (PDT)
G'day Lainie, Philipa and All,
Lainie Berry <> wrote:
Re - do other species besides honeyeaters pull fur off
living mammals.
I, having the opportunity to talk/phone and email many
wild bird rehabilitators, can also personally vouch
for magpies, magpie larks and the odd and a very
unusual pelican pulling fur from the top of my head?
Long golden locks wrenched from my cranium, the longer
the hair the safer for birds.
I remember grey fantails pulling fur off our very old
and slow golden retriever to build their nests, and
they'd even have a shot at my own hair if I stood
still long enough.
Oooh oh please be careful Lainie or Philipa will most
certainly pull you up on this? Dog's have hair not fur

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