Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI - anvil use by shrike-thrushes

To: Russell <>
Subject: Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI - anvil use by shrike-thrushes
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 11:39:24 +1100
>From: "Glenn Holmes" <>
>To: "birding-aus" <>
>Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI - anvil use by shrike-thrushes
>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 20:03:30 +1000
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>Recently I observed a Bower's Shrike-thrush killing an arboreal snail
>[Rhynchotrochus macgillivrayi] by tapping it repeatedly on a rock.  It then
>extracted and ate the contents.
>I cannot find reference to such behaviour in shrike-thrushes or whistlers.
>The crustacean dietary items of the White-breasted Whistler I suspect would
>be dispatched in a similar manner.
>Any help gratefully received.
>Glenn Holmes & Associates
>*birding & botanical specialists*
>PO Box 1246 Atherton  Qld 4883

Did it learn this method from a Common Blackbird ?

Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney
Conservatorium of Music.
Tel: 02 9351 1254.

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