Curlew capers

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Subject: Curlew capers
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:07:49 +1000
This is an astonishing video Steve, thank you.  The Beach Stone Curlews
Obviously well practiced  in smashing the Pippies   and very persistent.

Two queries;

          Could they have  initially learned by copying some other spp. ?  
(Presumably it is a learned behaviour )
           ( We have Aus Ravens softening up  large lumps of hard, stale and 
otherwise inedible  multigrain bread by dropping it into the birdbath a few 
metres away .
             And of course Kookaburras and Grey  Butcherbitds  among others 
softening / downsizing  food by repeatedly smashing it onto the  ground.)
    What camera/phone did you use.  The quality of the video was very good.

                  Thanks again

                  Michael Hunter
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