White-backed magpie in Mulgoa.

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Subject: White-backed magpie in Mulgoa.
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:31:28 +0000
      One of a group of otherwise black-backed magpies in the garden yesterday 
had a white back extending down to the rump,which was black.
It was a young bird, it's white feathers   still speckled grey, but overall an 
attractive pattern.
       Even though only partial, white-backs not seen here before, last seen by 
me south of Albury and southeastern SA where they are all white-backed.
     My impression is that the southern populations have a better vocal 
repertoire, their carolling is more prolonged and among Australia's most 
beautiful birdsong.


Mulgoa Valley 80k west of Sydney,
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