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Native to Australia and New Guinea, the Australian Magpie is an elegant black and white bird with a bad reputation. The boys have white feathers on the nape of their necks, upper tail and shoulders while the girls feature feathers are grey. The rest of their feathers are black and their eyes are warm chestnut brown. They walk along the ground searching for larvae and insects and will accept being fed by people even walking into houses to beg for food. In the breeding season, they become very territorial and attack other birds, pets and people. Many people hate them because of their aggressive outbursts but I think they’re striking, intelligent and misunderstood ♥

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