Future of Magpies


Recent hot weather has caused concern over Canberra’s Magpie population.


The Magpie is Australia’s best known variety of birds… only too well known as great defenders of their nests… and swoop down on potential threats.


A recent survey saw an increase in their numbers, however, a new study from the University of W.A. has raised concerns.


It’s found hot weather may’ve caused heat stress during their normal breeding period late last year… causing magpies to struggle .. leading to a change in their behaviour.

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