Magpies warbling

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Subject: Magpies warbling
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:44:34 +1000
 wrote on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 4:31

> If the question is about it being "warbling" as a description
> of the type of sound, well that is just the way it is and it
> really doesn't matter what it sounds like to us.  As for
> Graham's question, I can only suggest either there is too
> much other noise or he is probably not listening properly (or
> he is not a youngster any more and not near these birds in
> the mornings). Or they aren't living in the parts of Sydney
> he is in. I doubt very much that there is any part of their
> range where they don't call.

I've lived in places where there were magpies but I never heard
warbling.  I'm guessing that they were sparse (inner city) and had large
territories and only called in certain places in them.

Peter Shute

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