biological control, Worlds best songbird.

For months a family of Purple Gallinules has taken over our back terrace, crapping all over the place in a most unsavoury fashion, retreating a few paces when chased off but always returning. Very upsetting despite our inherent love of most things Avian.

Then, a mob of presumably unattached male Magpies appeared and chased away the Swamphens, not now seen for over two weeks !

And the Magpies are carolling beautifully. Not quite as beautifully as Pied Butcherbirds, which are supreme songsters. Will never forget one Carolling continuously in a gorge in the Kimberley, its song echoing up and down that gorge. Incomparably one if not the worlds greatest songbirds.



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