FW: [Birding-Aus] "Piping Shrike"

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Subject: FW: [Birding-Aus] "Piping Shrike"
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 08:12:06 +1000
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From: Dr Richard Nowotny 
Sent: Monday, 2 October 2006 10:53 PM
Subject: FW: [Birding-Aus] "Piping Shrike"

For those who are interested but didn't/couldn't access the websites
recommended by Nick Talbot I have copied below the key information from
the "premcab" website - it seems to be the definitive article on this
matter.    Regards (and thanks to all who participated in this little
bit of sleuthing).   Richard Nowotny

State Badge of South Australia

The State Badge was notified by a proclamation gazetted on the 14th
January, 1904. This proclamation declares the Badge of the State to be a
Piping Shrike, the original drawing of which was carried out by Robert
Craig of the School of Arts in 1904 and a later drawing in 1910 by Harry
P.Gill who was the Principal of the School of Arts.

The Piping Shrike or White Backed Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen leuconota)
is found in open timbered country in South Eastern Australia and has
been introduced into New Zealand. The State Badge is described
heraldically as the Rising Sun Or (gold) with thereon an Australian
Piping Shrike displayed proper, and standing on a staff of a gum tree
raguly, gules (red) and vert (green).

The State Badge (Piping Shrike) is the official badge of the South
Australian Government. The symbol is for official use by the Government
of South Australia only. Under the Unauthorised Document Act 1916 no
person can print, publish or manufacture the symbol without permission.
The symbol cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Contact should be made with the Protocol Office
<>  in regard to the
official use of the State Badge.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Talbot 
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 9:12 AM
To: ; 
Subject: "Piping Shrike"


I gather it is a Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen leuconota). I have attached

couple of links which explain it,

All the best,


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