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Australian Magpie

Scientific Name

Gymnorhina tibicen
Category:
Native Animals

Australian Magpies eat frogs, small lizards, meat scraps and grain. They are territorial birds and live in groups of up to 10.

During nesting season between August and October adults will often swoop to protect their young.

If you are swooped by a magpie leave the area and stay away until the nesting season is over.