Butcherbirds and myna traps

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Butcherbirds and myna traps
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:30:39 +1000
I would be inclined to cut a door that you can easily open for in case that ever happens. Along the lines of Mark's comment, I would prefer not to handle one. Of course a butcherbird might well be attracted to the trap if there are already mynas in it.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Monday, 23 July 2012 6:39 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Butcherbirds and myna traps

Does anyone know of a butcherbird having been caught in an Indian myna trap.  The birds are of similar size, and Billy Bud the Butcherbird from Bussau Cls is VERY tame.  I would like to set my myna trap again, but am terrified that Billy might go into it and injure himself.

Does anyone have helpful advice on this matter?  Would be much appreciated.

Margaret Leggoe


Billy doing his frogmouth impersonation on the clothes line.  Taken with a 100 mm lens.



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