Re: Magpie/butcherbird interaction.

To: Syd Curtis <>, bird <>
Subject: Re: Magpie/butcherbird interaction.
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 05:44:12 +0930
On the hypothesis of collecting war trophies or big dinners, I once saw two
young Silver-backed Bbs harassing a flying-fox. One would hop up to the
hanging animal, and when it lunged at the bird, the other would move in on
the other side and peck at it.

On 14/9/06 8:26 PM, "Syd Curtis" <> wrote:

> From: "Philip Veerman" <>
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 15:45:28 +1000
> To: "Wendy" <>, "Syd Curtis" <>
> Subject: Magpie/butcherbird interaction.
> And there I was, thinking what a kindly butcherbird, going to the assistance
> of the underdog.  Illusion shattered.   :-(
> Syd
> Wendy, I suspect you are most likely correct.
> Philip

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