Australian Magpie: BF8C2920 copy
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Australian Magpie. it is extremely territorial during the four to six weeks of the breeding season. The female usually selects a nest site, which is either high up a tree, on a power pole or on the roof of a building. The nest is a rough basket of sticks, twigs, plant stems and occasionally wire, lined with softer materials such as wool, hair, grass, feathers and shredded bark.
Australian Magpie Facts, Habitat, Diet, Life Cycle, Baby, Pictures
The Australian Magpie is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Australia and Southern New Guinea. This is the most highly-regarded songbird of the continent of Australia with a very old history. Despite their occasional aggressive nature, and lack of shyness, they have been popular with the suburban farmers and gardeners, and even the common people, […]
Young Australian Magpies playing. Or rather fighting over strength
When the young magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen) leave the nest, more than a year of dependence on the family follows. Usually two of them will follow each other as siblings, and the dominance needs to be sorted out. This takes the two on a constant road of interaction. When the young have reached a certain aged, they are usually chased away from the flock. Only a few are allowed to stay. All others will gather in big flocks, live together and never mate. Boyup Brook, Western Australia