Australian magpie

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Black-backed magpie.

Three subspecies of magpie have been introduced to New Zealand. The black-backed form is assigned to Gymnorhina tibicen ssp tibicen and seems more prevalent around the Hawke’s Bay. This bird was photographed at Te Mata Park, Hawke's Bay.

Photograph: © Mike Lusk, some rights reserved (CC DY NC). Image slightly cropped for web use.