Sunday, 25 September 2016

ENCOUNTER

Encounter with a magpie lark in the City. The magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) is a conspicuous Australian bird of small to medium size, also known as the mudlark in Victoria and Western Australia, the Murray magpie in South Australia, and as the peewee in New South Wales and Queensland. It had been relegated to a subfamily of fantails in the family Dicruridae (drongos), but has been placed in a new family of Monarchidae (monarch flycatchers) since 2008.

It is a common and very widespread bird both in urban and rural areas, occupying all parts of Australia except for Tasmania and some of the inland desert in the far north-west of Western Australia, and appears to have adapted well to the presence of humans. It is also found in southern New Guinea.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme.


4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I never knew that there were so many types of magpies. Great closed up shot! 😄 #MySundayPhoto

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  2. Hello Nick, the Magpie-lark is a handsome bird. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  3. it is difficult taking the photo of a bird. sometimes i try. by the time i get my camera ready and get anywhere near a bird it flies off. :)

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  4. What unique feather pattern he has

    Thank you for linking up

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