White-winged Choughs near Melbourne

To: "jade welch" <>
Subject: White-winged Choughs near Melbourne
From: "belles" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 19:03:13 +1000
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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Do the babies Choughs die from this?

Yours Sincerely
Mr Jade Welch
Gold Coast,
>From: "belles" <>
>To: "John Moverley" <>
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>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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