Piping Shrike

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Piping Shrike
From: Doug Holly <>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:10:17 +0000
Identification of the bird

Because the name Piping Shrike is not used to identify any bird, there has
been some confusion over what bird it represents. While some think it
resembles the "Murray Magpie <> "
(Grallina cyanoleuca), the original reports specify that it is based on the
Australian Magpie <> ,[1]
e-SMHGovernor-1>  and government sources specify the subspecies as the
White-backed Magpie <>
(Gymnorhina tibicen telonocua formerly Gymnorhina tibicen leuconota).[4]
<>  The
connection of this bird to the name Piping Shrike can be seen in this early
observation by explorer Charles Sturt
<>  in the 1840s:

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