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Australasian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

Described by: Latham (1801)
Alternate common name(s): Australian Magpie, New Guinea Magpie, Black-backed Magpie, Western Magpie, White-backed Magpie, Bell Magpie
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia - Jan 8, 2002 © Greg Badcoe and Melissa Clark  Australia - 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Sep, 2002 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Australia - Sep, 2002 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Perth, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 7, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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(1) Sc. New Guinea (Trans-Fly area from the Digul River to the Oriomo River).
(2) N. Australia (ne. Western Australia in the Kimberleys, interior n. Northern Territory and nw. Queensland).
(3) Cw. and n. Western Australia.
(4) C. Australia.
(5) Ne. Australia (se. Northern Territory, ne. South Australia, n. Victoria, interior New South Wales to n. Queensland n. to the Staaten River and Cardwell).
(6) Se. Australia (ex. s. Queensland, New South Wales n. to Narooma and e. Victoria).
Introduced to New Zealand and Fiji (Taveuni Is.).
(7) Ce. Western Australia, s. Northern Territory, e. South Australia w. to the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Is. and s. Victoria.
(8) S. Western Australia n. to the Murchison River and e. to Esperance.
(9) Se. Australia (e. Victoria), islands of the Bass Strait and Tasmania.
Introduced to Fiji (Taveuni Is.).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian National Botanic Gardens


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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