October 19, 2021 –
With their warbling calls, cheeky antics and somewhat unsociable behaviour during nesting season, magpies live alongside many of us in Perth. Most of us known they are quite clever birds, and you may have heard tales of magpies that learn to talk or that recognise certain humans, but have you ever wanted to know more?
How do magpies communicate with each other? How complex is their communication? What are their social groups and relationships like? Does the structure of their social group affect how clever they are?
Come along to an evening at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre to learn more about magpies from two UWA post graduate students who are part of the Western Magpie Research Project. Bring some friends, hear from the researchers, take part in discussion and enjoy the evening. Tea and coffee and some light snacks will also be provided.