Boobook Owl - Brisbane

To: "Alan Gillanders" <>, "Andrew Thelander" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Boobook Owl - Brisbane
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:56:46 +1000
I know of two cases where Pied Butcherbirds and Australian Magpies attacked fledging Ospreys as they took their first flights with both young birds suffering eye damage from their attackers. It seems that the feeding of these aggressive birds in nearby backyards caused them to concentrate in the area.



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-----Original Message----- From: Alan Gillanders
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 12:24 PM
To: Andrew Thelander ; Birding Aus
Subject: Boobook Owl - Brisbane

Does Brisbane have more Butcherbirds than it used to too. This could also
increase the predation rate if that has indeed happened.

D. Jones only found that the feeding of Magpies did no harm to the Magpies
but my question is what does that do for other species?


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