Magpie behaviour

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Subject: Magpie behaviour
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:55:30 +1100

Or indeed an Australian site:




From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Friday, 21 December, 2018 6:48 PM
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Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Magpie behaviour


Lots of birds do this. I thought would I start to type something but why bother. Lots of good information about this on the internet.  E.g. look at




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Sent: Friday, 21 December, 2018 5:30 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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