Milk Consumption by birds

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Subject: Milk Consumption by birds
From: "Kurtis Lindsay" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 17:44:45 +1000
When my family and I were living near Blacktown in Sydney a dozen or so years ago, we often noticed our delivered milk bottles had holes pierced through the top. We thought this a little strange, as our milk was always delivered nice & early in the morning. Upon investigation we observed a lone Pied Currawong who would come down (not long after delivery), wait till the coast was clear and pierce the foil top of the bottle to drink to it's heart's delight. We suspected that this individual bird would follow the truck around the neighbourhood and drink as much milk as its beak would allow then move onto the next delivery.

Kurtis Lindsay

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