Cable ties probably won't stop magpie attacks

Every spring in Australia is heralded by reports of magpies swooping at people. While it is of little comfort to those at the receiving end of a surprise attack, such events are actually quite rare when one considers the ...

Magpies can form friendships with people—here's how

Can one form a friendship with a magpie? –even when adult males are protecting their nests during the swooping season? The short answer is:" Yes, one can" - although science has just begun to provide feasible explanations ...

In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal

Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clever corvid family of birds, have adapted comfortably to life in urban and suburban communities. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two species often nest nearby each ...

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