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Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.

Animal behaviour researcher Dr Toni Shephard tells the Today programme's Evan Davis about a new study of the bird, published in the journal Animal Cognition.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 16 August.

  • 16 Aug 2014