Re: birding-aus birds' antagonistic behaviour

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus birds' antagonistic behaviour
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:36:12 +0800
It is an interesting thought that birds learn behaviour from other species.
I have been swooped by Magpie Larks, Black-faced Woodswallows and Willy
Wagtails where the other species are not present.  i.e. They haven't learnt
it from other species, but they may have learnt it from their parents or
partners?  At all times, the birds were breeding (i.e. eggs or young in the
nest).  When the first two species are nesting, people at Argyle are
advised to wear safety glasses (and even safety helmets) at work.

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