currawongs' breakfast

To: "'Peter Ormay'" <>, "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: currawongs' breakfast
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 13:49:53 +1000
Well yes. Two parts to that issue. 1    Currawong's predation on birds (apart from the occasionally opportunistic) is during their own breeding season (not now) and mainly to feed their young.
2    It is mostly predation on chicks at the nest and young birds because they are easier to catch. Although of course adult birds will be taken too if they get the chance.
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From: Peter Ormay [
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] currawongs' breakfast

I think sparrows are generally too smart for them. Young, inexperienced sparrows (and small native birds) during the breeding season are more their fare.
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