Magpie behaviour

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Subject: Magpie behaviour
From: "Experience the Wild" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:02:24 +0930

I’ve seen Pied Butcherbirds do this too.


Mike Jarvis


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Sent: Friday, 21 December 2018 4:00 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Magpie behaviour


Hi, Does anybody out there know why magpies (sample photo attached on one caught at home) lie in the full sun on the hottest days in summer sometimes for 15 to 20 minutes. Some cooling mechanism?  Any journal articles available?


Many thanks


David in Blackheath

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