magpie lark


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magpie lark

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(Animals) a common black-and-white bird of Australia, Grallina cyanoleuca, that builds a mud nest. Also called: peewee
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When we got back to the classroom, IR found the bird that looked like a baby magpie on the bird chart - it was called a magpie lark. We drew the birds we had seen and talked about what we had seen the magpie doing.
There are Magpies and Magpie Larks. There are Blackbirds that aren't black and Blue Wrens that aren't blue, and Wattle Birds that have nothing at all to do with the golden fluffy flowers!