Subject: Magpie-Predators
From: Penn Gwynne <>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 20:33:32 -0700 (PDT)
G'day All John here,

What I find so fascinating about the Magpie beak,
which IS NOT designed or constructed in such a way as
to be made to measure for a predator? is how many on
this list, the world's best list, have seen the end
section of the upper beak that literally breaks away
after a tap on a hard surface? it's so fragile. Yet
regrows with absolute ease? a bit like Port Adelaide I
suppose ~:^D>>>>> always comes back at you ...

I'm doing a write up on the same.

Cheers to all re: heating pad enquires.

JAG de Whag

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