Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons
From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:52:58 +1100
 ..or they recognise that Crested pigeons are likely to be targets for
wandering raptors and hence prefer not to have anything likely to attract
said predators to the nesting area. (from Kaplans book on the magpie)

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Monday, 10 December 2007 9:32 PM
To: Tom and Mandy Wilson; Birding Aus
Subject: Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons

They often do that. They probably don't see Crested Pigeons as a threat.
They are just aggressive. Three possible reasons, attempted predation, they
are showing off their aggression to their magpie family to impress them or
that they just like to keep their aggressive behaviour well rehearsed and
finely tuned.


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