Australian Magpie Lark
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|At first sight, this species look like a small magpie. However it is commonly called a magpie lark or peewit and is not a magpie.|
The magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), also known as the peewee, peewit or mudlark, is a passerine bird native to Australia, Timor and southern New Guinea. The male and female both have black and white plumage, though with different patterns. John Latham described the species in 1801. Long thought to be a member of the mudnest builder family Corcoracidae, it has been reclassified in the family Monarchidae (the monarch flycatchers). Two subspecies are recognized.
The magpie-lark is of small to medium size, reaching 25 to 30 cm (9.8 to 11.8 in) long when fully grown, or about the same size as a European common blackbird, and boldly pied in black and white; the weight range is 63.9 to 118 g (2.25 to 4.16 oz) for males, and 70 to 94.5 g (2.47 to 3.33 oz) for females. The sexes are similar from a distance but easy to tell apart: the female has a white throat, the male a black throat and a white "eyebrow". Juveniles and immatures of either sex have the white throat of the female and the black eyestripe of the male, and a white belly
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- [2017-12-18 11:59]
Hi Alan,good capture of this magpie walking,you lost a bit the head details because its position,but still a useful post caught in a different location between the dry grass,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nice and interesting Lark. The colors are close to Magpie indeed....
Excellent photo of the Australian Magpie Lark,
taken with a very fine low POV at the level of the bird,
its pose iit is giving expression to the image, TFS
Ciao Alan, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new year, ciao Silvio
A nice capture of the Magpie Lark with fine details & expression.