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The Magpie-lark is native to Australia and is found throughout the continent (not found in Tasmania), southern New Guinea and Timor. They are found in almost any habitat except rainforests and the driest parts of the desert. They are quite good at adapting and are thriving in urban areas. Also known as the peewee, peewit or mudlark and in South Australia, they are known as the ‘Murray Magpie’. Both male and females have black and white feathers with different patterns. Their thin whiteish bill, pale iris and the case of the adult male, white eyebrows on a black face make them stand out from similar species. They build robust nests made from mud and roots that the male birds furiously defend ♥
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