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The captive magpie used as a call bird should be caught well outside your area, so the local magpies recognize it as a foreigner and fly down to attack it. Last Friday, Wendy Victoria Hati filmed a magpie attack in Sydney's west. Magpies can hear the sound of grubs and worms under the ground. Their weapons of choice are a closed beak or open claws, or they bite and leave two fine cuts where the skin has been pinched and sliced. Firstly, to see exactly what a typical attack is like – click here – you will be amazed at how aggressive these birds are !!!! Just cut up pieces of christmas tintsle and thread at the back of your helmet. Magpie Alert warns that injuries tend to occur when cyclists fall off their bikes during an attack, like the man in Wollongong. Mountain bikers are being dive bombed by over-protective magpie parents in Timaru's Scenic Reserve. Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Felice Scapin, Sep 24, 2005. Magpies do not have the best of reputations. 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