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Same shape head and beak.
It's the Australian Magpie I saw in sauntering round the van park in Bowen.
Just one difference - look at his back.
Its the little Mudlark (Pee Wee/Magpie Lark) that seemed to be everywhere. This two wandered about the grass together like old friends and seemed to have little chats.
Well, maggie was carolling away and the pee wee was calling just that in that shrill voice he has.
Now heres a photo I found on the web of a Butcher Bird we have here in Melbourne