No, they don't die, they actually look after
the ones they take. They don't seem to be an aggresive bird. They do
take babies or young Choughs from other groups . They are just so funny to
watch, everytime I see them I think of the talking one my friend has. The
talking one isn't locked up, she is free to fly outside everyday. She does tend
to annoy neighbours, she goes over and says "hello" and she even has to take her
breakfast with her now. White-winged Choughs and Rainbow Lorikeets are about the
most entertaining birds to watch.
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Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] White-winged
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Do the babies Choughs die from this?
Mr Jade Welch
>From: "belles" <>
>To: "John Moverley" <>
>CC: "birding-aus" <>
>Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] White-winged Choughs near Melbourne
>Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 10:57:55 +1000
>We used to get the White winged Choughs all the time wandering
through the property we were living on while our house was being built just
North of Batemans Bay - Long Beach about 10km out of Batemans Bay NSW. They
are so funny to watch. Did you know they actually will kidnap a baby/juvenile
Chough from another flock? They throw the baby ones over on their backs,
similar to Aust. Magpies. They are so fascinatinf to watch, while they play.
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