The black and white magpie muddle

Magpies are butcherbirds but butcherbirds aren’t magpies, and Magpie-larks aren’t magpies or larks. Australian Magpies are loved for their melodic carolling and feared for the way a small minority swoop during the breeding season. There are several magpie sub-species and despite being well-known they are often muddled with butcherbirds and Magpie-larks.


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