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Australian magpie

LC control no.sh2004014537
LC classificationQL696.P216 Zoology
Topical headingAustralian magpie
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Variant(s)Australasian magpie
Gymnorhina tibicen
Magpie, Australian
See alsoGymnorhina
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Found inWork cat.: Kaplan, G. Australian Magpie, c2004: pp. 4-5 (Gymnorhina tibicen; previously considered in genus Cracticus, then separate genus Gymnorhina, as part of family Cracticidae; recently Gymnorhina has emerged as part of family Artamidae because Cracticidae is listed there)
Birds Australia web site, Dec. 3, 2004: HANZAB list of species upd. 2003 (Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen; family Artamidae)
Avibase, Dec. 3, 2004 (Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen; other name Australasian Magpie)
The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world, c2003: p. 463 (Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen; family Cracticidae)
Monroe, B.L. A world checklist of birds, c1993: p. 203 (Australasian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen; family Corvidae, tribe Artamini)
Firefly encyc. of birds, 2003: p. 494 (Australasian magpies share the colors of their western namesakes but are not at all closely related)
Britannica Micro. (bell-magpie: Australasian songbird belonging to the family Cracticidae (order Passeriformes), named for its loud, metallic voice and magpie-like black-and-white plumage. Bell-magpies are 35-50 cm. (14-20 inches) long and (unlike the true magpies) rather short-tailed.)