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Do magpies know their victims?
By Professor Darryl Jones, Urban ecologist
Darryl grew up in the bush, where he spent far too much time chasing frogs and watching birds. Wildlife has always fascinated him, especially the behaviour of birds. Lately he has become extremely interested in understanding why some species are able to successfully invade cities and suburbs.
Professor Darryl Jones from Griffith University talks about the reasons why some people feel the need to feed birds, despite the fact that there's enough natural food for them around. He also talks about the type of food that people give to birds, which is often inappropriate and can actually be damaging to the bird.
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