Grey Butherbirds Eating Pet Budgie

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Subject: Grey Butherbirds Eating Pet Budgie
From: Matthew Roach <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:31:21 +0000
Hi Everyone,

An acquaintance of ours had two pet budgies in a normal wire cage in their 
garden, in south-eastern Melbourne, and saw the two birds happily in the cage 
one afternoon, before returning inside for the night. In the morning, they 
found one Budgie still alive in the cage, with the other budgies remains on the 
floor of the cage; it had been killed and mostly eaten. We assumed that it 
wasn’t the other Budgie who did this, and seeing as the cage probably could not 
have been accessed by a cat or fox, we thought that a butcherbird may have been 
the culprit. They are found in their garden, but it must have stuck its beak 
through the gaps in the cage in order to get it, yet this must have been a bit 
of an effort.  Has this behaviour been observed before?

Matthew Roach.


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