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Old May 31, 2009, 1:30 AM   #1
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Default Portrait of an Immature Australian Magpie

This young magpie was not shy at all. Taken with a K20D and manual SMC 55mm F1.8 K mount lens.



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Old May 31, 2009, 4:29 AM   #2
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A really good shot, bb2. Magpie? Can we have a few more details?
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Old May 31, 2009, 4:40 AM   #3
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Kjell, these are a type of butcherbird. Adults are black and white so the colouring of this youngster was a surprise. Famous for their carolling sound. Despite general advice not to feed wild birds, many people feed magpies (meat). The magpies get into a routine of singing (carols!) for their daily feed. A very pleasant sound.
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Old May 31, 2009, 5:30 AM   #4
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Great picture of this young one, just searched the net for an adult version, wanted to see how it looked compared with the magpie we have around here.

Don't know why they call it a magpie around here, but the way they got there name is perfect.

Thanks for sharing

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Old May 31, 2009, 10:08 AM   #5
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Here is a more typical look:

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I guess Magpies aren't shy no mater the age. Nice shots.

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Very nice picture! And thanks for the interesting facts about your unique birds, I love learning about them.
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Terrific background and composition of a beautiful young Maggie.
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Both adult and immature photos are great - fine details, much expression. Thanks!
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