Definition of magpie lark in English:

magpie lark

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  • A common ground-dwelling Australian songbird with black-and-white plumage, long legs, and a loud piping call. Also called peewee.
    • Grallina cyanoleuca, family Grallinidae
    More example sentences
    • ‘How long before feral pigeons and sparrows replace local magpie larks and crested pigeons feeding beneath the cafe tables of Alice Springs? ‘he asks.’
    • Pairs of magpie-larks use choral skills to intimidate rivals.
    • A large number of magpie-larks forage in the park surrounding Calamvale Creek.

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