Australian Magpie
Juvenile, back
Ellura
Australian Magpie
Juvenile, front
 
    
Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Perching Bird (Passeriformes)
Family: Crow (Artamidae)
Species: Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
This Photo:     Juvenile, head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
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 © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Aug-2016
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)