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New Skill

Observed: 1st July 2013 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Two of the recent brood of Magpies have developed a new skill for acquiring food; both have been seen grasping the upright with both claws and stabbing at the fat-balls, before sliding down the pole. This one has since transitioned to the cage itself, flapping its wing occasionally to help balance and give lift, before dropping to pick up the crumbs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

Neat trick

They really are intelligent birds.