Can anybody explain this magpie behaviour please?

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Subject: Can anybody explain this magpie behaviour please?
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:23:05 +0000

Like most of the replies, any Sulphur-crested Cockatoo that arrives in my yard with parrot beak and feather disease gets mercilessly harassed by the local magpies. The maggies obviously and instinctively seem to know that the cocky has some sort of problem.


On 26/12/2019 9:16 pm, Alison wrote:

I too have had cockatoos with beak and feather disease, but they weren’t bothered by any of my local magpies.




From: John Bundock [m("","j.bundock");">]
Sent: Thursday, 26 December 2019 7:33 PM
To: Michael Lenz; Charmian Lawson
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Can anybody explain this magpie behaviour please?


We also had a sulphur-crested cocky with beak and feather disease in our garden. It was harassed by magpies, magpie larks, currawongs and noisy miners.


John Bundock 


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