Bart the Magpie baby

In the vicinity of the baby Tawny Frogmouth tree is an Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen - nest. I must say although Tawny frogmouths are my favourite native bird, magpies with their beautiful calls come a close second. A few days ago in the stormy weather one of the young ones fell out. Unlike the... Continue Reading →

The Australian Magpie

Another of my favourite birds is the Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen. It is a combination of its dramatic black and white plumage, its beautiful voice and often friendly personality. The one exception to this would be at nesting time when signs are erected in most towns warning people of swooping magpies. They see humans as... Continue Reading →

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