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magpie lark

or magpie-lark

noun
1.
a black-and-white pied bird, Grallina cyanoleuca, inhabiting areas near water in Australia and southern New Guinea.
Origin of magpie lark
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for magpie lark

magpie lark

noun
1.
a common black-and-white bird of Australia, Grallina cyanoleuca, that builds a mud nest Also called peewee
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