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Birds of the Australia

Common Name: Australian Magpie

Scientific Name: Gymnorhina tibicen

Black-backed Magpie

Another of Australia's best songbirds with a reputation for swooping anything that comes near its nest. They are territorial and usually attack from behind and a plastic ice cream container with eyes painted on the back have kept many from swooping and attacking. The Entrance NSW, Oct 2012.

Black-backed magpie fledgling

This is a fledgling who hasn't obtained it's full colour. The Entrance NSW, Dec 2012

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie, Long Jetty NSW, Aug 2013

Australian Magpie feeding young

Australian Magpie feeding it's young a grub at Lakes Beach NSW, Oct 2013

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie, Budgewoi, NSW June 2014

Australian Magpie close-up

Australian Magpie close-up, Long Jetty, NSW Aug 2014

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie nest building Budgewoi NSW, Sept 2014

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