An investigation into the vocalisations of the Australian magpie
showed that the bird would sing even when they are alone.
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).
Approximately the same amount of factual background information was provided for each species except for two common birds found in most Brisbane gardens/suburbs (Australian magpie
and laughing kookaburra).
; biology and behaviour of an unusual songbird.
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.''
So take a listen to an ivory-billed woodpecker, common loon, marbled wood quail, satin bowerbird, red-ruffed fruitcrow, superb lyrebird, Australian magpie
, common nighthawk, common raven, or canyon wren.