White Backed Magpie
|Copyright: David McGill (Canish)
|Date Taken: 2014-09-26|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-09-26 15:51|
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|White Backed Magpie on our back lawn.|
Introduced to New Zealand in the 1860s. Breeds twice a year 2 to 5 eggs usually feeds on insects worms and has been known to raid other birds nests for eggs.
Will defend their nests and territory by dive bombing intruders including humans have been known to draw blood.
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Did you know that a hand raised bird from a chick will mimic human speech? Any Magpie species can do that.
Great eye contact.
A great presentation.
Regards from Canada from Mario.