|To:||Margaret Leggoe <>|
|Subject:||family structure - magpies|
|From:||Marg Peachey <>|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:46:26 +1000|
Magpie family make-up varies, but at this time of the year the young ones are probably moving on. Your second female may be a female chick from last year, or an earlier chick from this breeding season, that was helping to raise this years young.
Magpie family sizes vary in different areas, in Canberra it is usually 3-4 and further north the families can be larger, 5+. I think it depends on the food availability in the area and how many magpies can be sustained by the territory.
There are most probably other people who can answer your question better than I.
On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Margaret Leggoe <> wrote:
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