|Other Common Names||
Mudlark, Peewee, Little or Murray Magpie
Breeds from August through to February, particularly after rain. Builds a bowl-shaped mud nest, often up to 20 m off the ground in the branch of a tree. Clutch size is 3-5 eggs. Incubation is carried out by both parents for 18 days. More than one brood may be produced if conditions are favorable. Aggressively defends nest and territory.
Distinguishing black and white colour.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Magpie-larks are not related to magpies or larks.
Carnivore. Insects, insect larvae, earthworms, freshwater invertebrates.
Diverse habitats from coastal to semi-desert. Anywhere with water and trees. Adapted well to altered environments, especially those with permanent water bodies.
Native to Australia