RFI - anvil use by shrike-thrushes

Subject: RFI - anvil use by shrike-thrushes
From: Harvey Perkins <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 11:46:10 +1000
>>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.

>Did it learn this method from a Common Blackbird ?

What, you mean when it was holidaying down in the south-east?  :)


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