Red-capped Robin behaviour

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Subject: Red-capped Robin behaviour
From: Graeme Chapman <>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 06:40:32 +0000
Hello Sonja,

Feeding birds employ various methods to disturb prey or perhaps to improve 
their vision when feeding. Your excellent pic suggests to me an adjunct to 
feeding. The best example of this sort of thing that comes to mind is the 
White-faced Heron - almost comical to watch - they waggle the neck to and fro 
(the head stays still) and put one foot forward and jiggle it in the grass to 
disturb prey. Superb Fairy-wrens wiggle the tail. Yellow-rumped Thornbills 
flick the wings out quickly.  Restless Flycatchers spray the ground with their 
scissors-grinding call. and so on


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