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Australian Magpie

(Gymnorhina tibicen) - Australia

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Lifecycle: Australian Magpies are known for their melodious songs, which they use for communication. They form strong pair bonds and engage in complex family and social structures.
Behavior: They are highly territorial birds and are often seen defending their territory, which includes established nesting sites.
Vocalizations: Australian Magpies are famous for their varied and melodious songs, which are used for territorial defense and communication.


Diet: Australian Magpies have an omnivorous diet, feeding on a wide range of foods, including insects, small mammals, fruits, seeds, and even human food scraps.
Feeding Behavior: They forage for food both on the ground and in trees. They are skilled hunters and are known for their strong bills, which they use to capture prey.

The Australian Magpie is a well-known and highly intelligent bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. It is known for its melodious songs, distinctive black and white plumage, and complex social behaviors.


Size: Australian Magpies are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 37 to 43 cm (14.5 to 17 inches) in length.
Appearance: They have black plumage with white markings on the back, wings, and belly. They also have a white nape and a prominent, black "mask" around their eyes.


Australian Magpies are found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, forests, open grasslands, parks, and urban areas. They are adaptable and can be commonly seen in both natural and human-altered landscapes.
Nests: They often build cup-shaped nests in trees, and they are known for their territorial behavior during the breeding season.

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