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Arthur's Pass, South Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/320 s, f/5.6, ISO 3200 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Cracticidae

Deutsch  Flötenvogel Dutch  Zwartrugfluitvogel
Italian  Gazza australiana Spanish  Verdugo flautista


This bird was introduced in New Zealand in the 1860s where he started to hunt native birds. It is now considered an invasive species and treated as a pest. It has also been introduced in the Solomon Islands and Fiji, where he has not become invasive. Spring is the season when Australians Magpies cause problems between humans and throughout the Australia, when a small minority of breeding birds (almost always male) become aggressive and dive to attack any person (usually cyclists) passing near their nest .


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Australian Magpie
Gymnorhina tibicen
Cassican flûteur