Portrait of a Magpie, the iconic Australian medium-sized black-and-white bird.

Australian Magpie

The iconic Australian Magpie is a medium-sized black-and-white bird. Widespread in Australia from backyards to open forests, magpies are best known for their warbling song. Although the Australian Magpie is generally quite tame, some individuals become aggressive towards intruders, including humans, who venture too close to their nest sites.