Australian magpie. Female black-backed magpie. North Shore Auckland, August 2007. Image © Peter Reese by Peter Reese.

Female Black-Backed Magpie - Photography © Peter Reese - Magpies are birds of the Corvidae (crow) family & are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They are the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test

Australian magpie

The Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. This bird walks rather than waddles or hops and spends much of its time on the ground.