Cockatoos dropping rocks

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Subject: Cockatoos dropping rocks
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 12:18:48 +0000
I have never heard of cockies carrying rocks, let alone targetting
dwellings. The attached link refers to 'crows' dropping rocks.



On 5/10/2018 9:14 PM, Matthew Willis wrote:
> A strange question...
> A friend of mine is moving into a new apartment in Gungahlin with a
> big balcony. The building design means it extends much further than
> those above.
> She came home the other day to find a smashed tile and a shattered
> rock nearby. She assumed it was dropped (accidentally or not) from one
> of the balconies above and asked the strata manager to investigate.
> Their reply read in part:
> "I have spoken to our facilities manager and he has said that it is
> surprisingly common for cockatoos to fly and drop rocks and that this
> has been the case with a few other complexes across Canberra".
> Has anyone come across such behaviour among Canberran cockatoos?
> Thank you!
> Matthew

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