Butcherbirds attacking gliders

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Subject: Butcherbirds attacking gliders
From: Andrew Thelander <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:09:10 +1100
Hi all

Today at Skinners Lagoon in Brisbane at about noon, I heard 3 Grey butcherbirds 
making their alarm call. Expecting to find a carpet snake, I went over to the 
commotion and found one bird hammering at fallen bark accumulated in a fork 
midway up a eucalypt. It even attacked under the bark. After more harassment, a 
Squirrel glider fled from out of the bark and ran up the trunk. It was pursued 
and attacked, doing its best to fight back. From the top of the tree, it 
escaped by gliding to an ironbark where it managed to evade the birds' 

Quite a few plumed whistling ducks on the lagoon itself.

Happy Easter birding!



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