The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white bird native to Australia.

This fluffed-up black-backed magpie was photographed in Sydney while sitting in a gum tree.

Gems – Mar 2011
The World As We See It – mar 2011

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    What a chunky fella. Nice shot Mike. The platform of peeling bark looks great & I like the background .

  • Thanks for the comment and appreciation, Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your work to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images

  • Thanks Pamela.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Nicely captured Michael.

  • Thanks Trish. He was sitting there just nicely for me!

    – Michael John

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Thank you for adding this lovely cuddly image to the All Soft and Cuddlies Group

  • Thanks Trudi.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Karen.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    17 December 2010 … one image per day

  • Thanks Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 4 years ago
    • Nicely done Michael.
  • Thanks Bradley.

    – Michael John

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    I love maggies MJ. This is a nice capture.

  • Happy warbling Al!

    – Michael John

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Deborah.

    – Michael John

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