[Tweeters] corvid question

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Tue May 11 03:41:30 PDT 2010

i have researched the lories (loriinae), which are nectar-feeding parrots from islands in the south pacific, as well as breeding and raising them, and i've found they will poop (very liquid poops) on those who get too close to their nest holes.
American Expat living in Frankfurt, Germany

----- Original Message ----
From: Clarke F O'Reilly <cfor at u.washington.edu>
To: Cromaat C <cromaat93 at gmail.com>
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Mon, May 10, 2010 11:45:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] corvid question

On Mon, 10 May 2010, Cromaat C wrote:

> I guess everyone misunderstood my question.


> I know that the corvids recognize people - especially me.


> My question is about them purposefully excreting on others they don't have a

> good relationship with if they don't like them being so close to their

> activities as a form of warning or punishment. And purposely not hitting

> someone they interact with in a good manner with their excrement.


> T. Conyers

> cromaat93 AT gmail dot com

> Queen Anne, Seattle


I've been trying to remember - it seems to me there were some birds shown on Attenborough's Life of Birds that did this - not sure if they were Corvidae, though -

Clarke O'Reilly, MAT
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