Re: Magpie lark agility/intelligence/speech

Subject: Re: Magpie lark agility/intelligence/speech
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 17:10:15 +1000
Intelligence in Magpie Larks? 
Funny you mentioned it. During a stay at Karumba (Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld)
in 1995 we had a Magpie Lark coming around to a fish & chip shop (not
Pauline Hansen's) and while walking on the patio clearly said 'hello' to
everyone. That happened several times and every day during our 4 day stay.
We were amazed, as that was the first time I heard of a talking Magpie Lark.
Of course it was a female.
And Anne, I took once photos of a Magpie Lark on side mirror of a parked
vehicle in the Kimberleys. It sent a good half an hour looking at itself. 
Aren't they amazing 'Monarch Flycatchers'?!?
Happy birding, Klaus

Kirrama Wildlife Tours   Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut
PO Box 133   SILKWOOD  QLD   Australia

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