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Gymnorhina tibicen

Australian Magpie at Higgins, ACT

Gymnorhina tibicen at Higgins, ACT - 20 Sep 2017
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Identification history

Gymnorhina tibicen 21 Sep 2017 ArcherCallaway
Gymnorhina tibicen 21 Sep 2017 AlisonMilton

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This family is an offshoot of the tribe that moved in last year. They have 'ousted' the previous breeding pair, the female of which was distinctive as she imitated a car alarm. This territory has changed ownership a couple of times of recent years. Originally a group of five, there now appears to be only three individuals. My observations over the years seem to show that a group of around six 'intruders' will challenge and successfully take over a territory, but by the breeding season this usually reduces to two or three. This family don't seem to be breeding this season.

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Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Higgins, ACT - 31 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Pterygophorus sp. (genus) (Long-tailed Sawfly) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 by AlisonMilton
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Higgins, ACT - 26 May 2017 by Alison Milton

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 20 Sep 2017 03:05 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by
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