The Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca cyanoleuca) is a common, medium-sized Australian bird, also known as the PeeWee.
The Magpie-Lark is black and white pied bird. The male has a black throat and a white eyebrow, and the female has a white throat. It has a white eye and pinkish beak.
It grows to about 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall.
The Magpie-Lark generally pairs for life. Their nest is round, and located near water. It is made of grass and plants, and held together with mud. It is lined with feathers, grass, and fur. Females lay 3-5 eggs, which hatch after about 18 days. Both parents sit on the eggs until they hatch.
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