Vindictive Grey Butcherbird

To: Russell Woodford <>, Janine Duffy <>
Subject: Vindictive Grey Butcherbird
From: Julie Neumann via Birding-Aus <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:05:51 +1000
Thank you all for enlightening me on the aggressive behaviour of Butcherbirds. 
It was an attribute I previously only afforded to Magpies.
I have passed on Janine’s advice to my friend and if he succeeds in making a 
friend of the bird before the authorities euthanise it I will advise at a later 
Julie Neumann
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> On 24 Sep 2018, at 1:34 am, Russell Woodford <> wrote:
> PS I forgot to add that my friend who was seriously harrassed by a Grey 
> Butcherbird found an umbrella to be the only effective defence.
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2018 at 14:14, Julie Neumann via Birding-Aus 
> < <>> wrote:
> A friend who works as a GA in a school yard is having trouble with a vicious 
> Grey Butcherbird. It seems to be intent on attacking him even though he wears 
> a hat and long sleeves. He comes home bloodied each day. The attacks also 
> happened  last year but were not as ferocious. Does anyone have a solution 
> other than eliminating the bird?
> Julie Neumann
> 0247393063preferred. 0429130679
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