Bird Coin Thief

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Subject: Bird Coin Thief
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:21:44 +1000
What I find interesting is that the bird in the second photo with only its
rear end visible is clearly not a Starling. The story mentions several
starlings catching onto the idea and working as a team, but nowhere does it
mention any other species taking part. It's a bit difficult from the photo
to work out what it is, but the tail is longer and the colouration browner,
even for an immature starling. A hint of barring on the tail suggests a
cuckoo perhaps, though it's impossible to tell for sure.


At 9:48 AM +1000 10/10/03, Rob Roy wrote:
>    The story is  mostly true. See
>   Rob  Roy Glenwood,  Sydney
>   -----Original Message-----
>Sent: Thursday, 9 October 2003    5:07 PM
>To: Birding Aus
>Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Bird Coin    Thief
>I'm not sure if this story is real or not,  but an    amusing read anyway:

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