Patient Grey Butcherbird

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Subject: Patient Grey Butcherbird
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 22:41:05 +1000
Hi all
I saw a very resourceful and patient Grey Butcherbird yesterday as I was
walking along a path.  The bird was standing on the ground beneath a
tap, staring intently up at it.  I was quite close but the bird took no
notice of me.  I stopped to watch, wondering what it was doing when
suddenly a drop of water fell from the tap and the Butcherbird caught it
in its bill and flew off.  It would certainly take a long time to get a
decent drink that way, but I guess a little is better than nothing!
Happy birding,

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