Why does Magpie steal shiny objects to decorate its nest

Updated Wednesday 7 March 2018 13:4
Why does Magpie steal shiny objects to decorate its nest
The Birds That Hunt For Treasures
For ages, magpies have been linked with stealing to the extent that someone was executed for stealing treasures, not knowing that the real culprit was a bird - that was in a drama though.

But study has shown that magpies do not necessarily steal, they are just so inquisitive that they pick up whatever interests them and take them to line their nest. They actually have no preference for shiny objects more than they have for other colours. It's just stories that make them seem like treasure hunters. In fact, they are just curious birds

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