Grallina cyanoleuca

Grallina cyanoleuca

(Magpie Lark)




Grallina cyanoleuca

Common name

Magpie Lark

Main colour(s)

Black and white

Distinctive feature

Male with black throat, female with white throat, voice, size 27 cm


Cairns, Townsville


Often referred to as the ‘Mudlark’ or ‘Peewee”, this bird is common on both campuses and in surrounding urban and native areas. Distinguished by the various black and white patterns, which are slightly different between the sexes and a distinctive voice. Usually in pairs they are aggressive towards other birds. Legs and feet black, eyes white, bill white with a darker grey tip.

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