Australian Magpie
Juvenile, head
Ellura
Australian Magpie
Male, back
 
    
Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Crow (Artamidae)
Species: Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
This Photo:     Juvenile, front

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Black and white. Females have more grey instead of white. Raven-like. Have a gentle warbling song.
We get two races at Ellura, one with a completely white back, and the other with a black band across the back.
Far more timid in the wild than in urban areas.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jul-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)