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magpie

black and white crow-sized bird with melodious bell-like call and strong territorial behavior. Many species, e.g. Gymnorhina spp., Pica pica.
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The results of this investigation do not support the first part of this hypothesis because 4 of the species treated conservatively (yellow-tailed black cockatoo, Australian magpie, tawny frogmouth, and laughing kookaburra) had mean body weights >300 g.
On the other hand, it was revealed that birds, such as the Australian magpie and the laughing kookaburra, which are common birds, were well known to the participants.
So take a listen to an ivory-billed woodpecker, common loon, marbled wood quail, satin bowerbird, red-ruffed fruitcrow, superb lyrebird, Australian magpie, common nighthawk, common raven, or canyon wren.
They found that the pied currawong, emu, Australian magpie, satin bowerbird and black-faced cuckoo-shrike, were all tong distance seed dispersal agents.

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