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Re: Re. Birds hunting in cooperation
At 09:40 PM 8/14/2004, kustom66 wrote:
They do that to people too, round these parts!
No, they don't! Australian magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen) are completely
different birds from the magpies of the Northern Hemisphere, which are
members of the Crow family. The Australian birds belong to a uniquely
Australasian family, Cracticidae, which also includes butcherbirds and
Currawongs. Australian magpies, of course, are well known for dive bombing
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned pelicans. A number of pelican
species are well known for fishing in cooperative groups, acting to gather
to herd fish into areas where they can be easily scooped up.
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