White-winged Choughs

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Subject: White-winged Choughs
From: Alison <>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 07:42:40 +0000

Thanks John,


I’ve seen them near the Kingsford-Smith school opposite the  Kippax ovals quite a bit lately. Perhaps they were visiting the library to prepare for their next school exams.




From: John Layton [
Sent: Sunday, 22 September 2019 1:37 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-winged Choughs


At 08:00 today five White-winged Choughs came mincing down the steps from the entrance to the ACT Public Library at Kippax. School kids often loiter on the landing there eating fast food, so dropped scraps may have been the attractant as I’ve sometimes witnessed choughs eating abandoned French fries, pizza and other takeaway jetsam. As the choughs reached the footpath three more materialised from near the base of the building to join them, and all set off in what resembled a ragged skirmish line. I encounter groups ranging from four to around 12 every three months or so in the local area.


John Layton


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