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magpie lark

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noun
a black-and-white pied bird, Grallina cyanoleuca, inhabiting areas near water in Australia and southern New Guinea.
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Origin of magpie lark

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for magpie lark

magpie lark

noun
a common black-and-white bird of Australia, Grallina cyanoleuca, that builds a mud nestAlso called: peewee
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