Inland Grey Butcherbird
Size Comparison with Willie Wagtail
Australian Magpie
Juvenile, profile
Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Crow (Artamidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen)
This Photo:     🔍Chick in Nest; Dad Standing Guard🔎
Synonym: Cracticus tibicen

Thank you Antoni Camozzato for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Flinders Ranges, Coastal Areas 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 © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)