Australian Magpie
Chick in Nest; Dad Standing Guard
Australian Magpie
Juvenile, scratching it's other ear
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Crow (Artamidae)
Species: Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
This Photo:     Juvenile, profile
Synonym: Cracticus tibicen

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), 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 © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Aug-2016
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)