White-backed Magpie in Sydney

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Subject: White-backed Magpie in Sydney
From: "Ricki Coughlan" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 19:57:59 +1100
Just for the record, I spotted a White-backed Magpie (race tyrannica) in Centennial Park, Sydney today. I've had a couple in Sydney before, previously females. Today's bird was a male - and in very fine feather too. His partner was your standard tibicen and their offspring appeared to be the same (might this change after a moult, revealing its hybrid nature, I wonder). If there's any interest, I can put an image or two up or provide a mud map for those who are keen to observe the bird.
Happy birding
Ricki Coughlan
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