Strange Grey Currawong behaviour

Subject: Strange Grey Currawong behaviour
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 96 11:38:02 -0500
G'day all

At my parents place in Diamond Creek (Melbourne) I saw a Grey Currawong
behaving strangely.  The date was 23rd December.  Two adults and two
recently fledged young came into the garden.  One of the young ones found
a pinecone and began to play with it.  He would it on it and roll over on
it.  Then he would lie on his side or back and play with the cone with his
feet and beak.  The performance went on for several minutes.  It reminded
me strongly of a kitten playing with a ball of wool.

Has anyone else seen similar behaviour with Currawongs?


Stephen Clark
CSIRO Division of Plant Industry
Canberra 2601 Australia
Phone 06 246 5417
Fax   06 246 5399


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