Diurnal, forage over open ground. communal breeding habits, live in groups that number 2-10 which jointly defend permanent territories.. Nest is a large, clumsy basket of twigs and sticks generally high in outer canopy of a eucalypt.
Woodland Grassland, Australia wide Eucalypt woodlands.
July to February, 3-5; very variable in colour and pattern. Female builds nest and incubates eggs alone, but the male feeds her as she does.
Carnivore, Insects and small snakes; grubs and large insect larvae.
|| Australian Magpie
|| Cracticus (Gymnorhina) tibicen
|| Least Concern
|| 370 - 440 mm.
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