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Australian Magpie

Gymnorhina tibicen (Latham, 1801)

The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. A member of the Cracticidae, it is closely related to the butcherbirds. At one stage, the Australian Magpie was considered to be three separate species, although zones of hybridisation between forms reinforced the idea of a single species with several subspecies, nine of which are now recognised. The adult Australian Magpie is a fairly robust bird ranging from 37 to 43 cm (14.5–17 in) in length, with distinctive black and white plumage, gold brown eyes and a solid wedge-shaped bluish-white and black bill. The male and female are similar in appearance, and can be distinguished by differences in back markings. With its long legs, the Australian Magpie walks rather than waddles or hops and spends much time on the ground. This adaptation has led to many authorities maintaining it in its own genus Gymnorhina, however a genetic study published in 2013 has shown it to be most closely related to the Black Butcherbird (C. quoyi) rather than an early offshoot from the other butcherbirds. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Artamidae
Genus:
  Gymnorhina

Scientific:
  Gymnorhina tibicen

Citation:
  (Latham, 1801)

Reference:
  Suppl.ind.orn. p.xvii

Protonym:
  C [oracias] tibicen

Avibase ID:
  3CE2F51F02451B42

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3CE2F51F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560338

Geographic range:

  • Gymnorhina tibicen tibicen: SE Australia (se Queensland to Bega, New South Wales)
  • Gymnorhina tibicen terraereginae: S Cape York Pen. to n Victoria and e South Australia
  • Gymnorhina tibicen eylandtensis: Interior of Kimberley and Arnhem Land to nw Queensland
  • Gymnorhina tibicen longirostris: Central Western Australia (Pilbara region north to King Sound)
  • Gymnorhina tibicen papuana: SE New Guinea (Trans-Fly lowlands)
  • Gymnorhina tibicen dorsalis: Southwest Western Australia
  • Gymnorhina tibicen telonocua: Southern South Australia to s Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas
  • Gymnorhina tibicen tyrannica: Southern Victoria and adjacent southeast South Australia
  • Gymnorhina tibicen hypoleuca: E Tasmania, King and Flinders Islands (Bass Strait)
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English:
Australian Magpie
Czech:
flétňák australský
German:
Flötenvogel
Danish:
Australsk Fløjtefugl
Spanish:
Verdugo Flautista
Finnish:
isohuiluvaris
French:
Cassican flûteur
Italian:
Gazza australiana
Japanese:
kasasagifuegarasu
Japanese:
カササギフエガラス
Dutch:
Zwartrugfluitvogel
Norwegian:
Plystreskjære
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Plystreskjor
Polish:
dzierzbowron
Russian:
Черноспинная певчая ворона
Slovak:
vrieskavec strakatý
Swedish:
flöjtkråka
Ukrainian:
Сорочиця велика
Chinese:
黑背钟鹊


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Cassican flûteur ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cassican flûteur ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Australasian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Australasian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Australasian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black-backed Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black-backed Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Gymnorhina tibicen [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Gymnorhina tibicen [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Gymnorhina tibicen [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Australian Magpie ( Gymnorhina tibicen) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gymnorhina tibicen [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gymnorhina tibicen [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: carnisser flautista
Czech: Flétnák australský, flétňák australský
Danish: Australsk Fløjtefugl, Broget Larmkrage
German: Flötenkrähenstar, Flötenvogel
English: Australasian Magpie, Australian Magpie, Black-backed Magpie
English (IOC): Australian Magpie
Spanish: Urraca Canora, Verdugo Flautista
Spanish (Spain): Verdugo Flautista
Spanish (HBW): Australian Magpie
Estonian: suurleigar
Finnish: Isohuiluvaris
French: Cassican flûteur, Corbeau flûteur, Flûtiste pie, Gymnorhine à dos varié, Pie d'Australie
Hungarian: feketehátú fuvolázómadár
Indonesian: Jagal Punggung-hitam
Italian: Gazza australiana
Japanese: kasasagifuegarasu
Japanese: カササギフエガラス
Scientific: C [oracias] tibicen, Cracticus tibicen, Gymnorhina tibicen, Gymnorhina tibicen tibicen
Lithuanian: Australinis fleitininkas
Dutch: Zwartrugfluitvogel, Zwartrug-fluitvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Plystreskjor
Norwegian: Plystreskjære
Polish: dzierzbowron, Dzierzbowron gwiżdżący
Russian: ворона-свистун, темноспинная певчая ворона, Черноспинная певчая ворона
Slovak: Vrieskavec strakatý
Serbian: Australijska svraka
Swedish: Australskata, flöjtkråka
Ukrainian: Сорочиця велика
Chinese: 黑背钟鹊
Chinese (Traditional): 黑背鐘鵲

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