Australian magpie

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Noun1.Australian magpie - black-and-white oscine birds that resemble magpiesAustralian magpie - black-and-white oscine birds that resemble magpies
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Cracticidae, family Cracticidae - Australian birds formerly included in the family Laniidae
butcherbird - large carnivorous Australian bird with the shrike-like habit of impaling prey on thorns
bell magpie, currawong - bluish black fruit-eating bird with a bell-like call
Gymnorhina tibicen, piping crow, piping crow-shrike - crow-sized black-and-white bird; a good mimic often caged
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Species included in this study were laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae; n = 11), rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus; n = 6), musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna; n = 1), crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans; n = 9), eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius; n = 1), galah (Eolopirns roseicapilla; n = 3), yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus; n = 1), Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen\ n = 4), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides, n = 7), southern boobook owl (Ninox novaeseelandiae; n = 1), Australian hobby (Falco longipennis; n = 1), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus; n = 1) and brown goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus; n = 1).
The South Australian magpie study demonstrated that students' skills of observation and recording can be greatly stimulated by the study of birds as students were highly motivated (Zeegers et al, 2012).
Information about the Australian magpie and the laughing kookaburra were not provided because they are common birds, and it was assumed that participants would know them.
The Australian magpie referred to is a completely different species from our own European magpie,and they have long been renowned as aggressive and potentially dangerous.

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