Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons
From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:51:39 +1100
 There's a couple available here:
Museum bookshops are good to. Got her new one on the tawny Frogmouth from WA
museum a couple of weeks ago

-----Original Message-----
From: peter crow  
Sent: Monday, 10 December 2007 11:27 PM
To: Cas and Lisa Liber
Cc: 'Birding Aus'
Subject: Magpie aggression to Crested Pigeons

Its interesting to hear different opinions of WHY magpies behave as they do.
But that is all most are , opinions.

Quoting Kaplan is also interesting as this popular volume contains some
science but so far I have been unable to find it.

On 10/12/2007, at 9:52 PM, Cas and Lisa Liber wrote:

>  ..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) Cas
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  
>  On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
> Sent: Monday, 10 December 2007 9:32 PM
> To: Tom and Mandy Wilson; Birding Aus
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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.
> Philip

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