Magpie Funeral Ritual

To: jude hopwood <>, COG <>
Subject: Magpie Funeral Ritual
From: Laura Johnson <>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 21:38:32 +0000

That's really interesting, Jude! We had a talk from Dr Amanda Ridley from the University of WA not too long ago, and she described the grieving of Australian magpies when one died. Such complex birds! 

From: jude hopwood <>
Sent: Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Magpie Funeral Ritual
An interview with Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, probably a BBC production, was broadcast today on News Radio. In it he was asked about animal emotions and, as part of his answer, he described a magpie funeral ritual he observed. I have found a similar story on Youtube - link attached.

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