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Magpie playing with a puppy.

NOT A CORVID!!!!

This has been showing up under the corvid and corvus tags.  This is not a corvid!  This is an Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen), which is NOT IN THE FAMILY CORVIDAE.  They are in the subfamily cracticinae, with the butcherbirds, peltops, and currawongs, which is within the family artamidae.

It’s an adorable video and gif set, but not a corvid!

COMING SOON: A post about the real Australian corvids, by a special guest poster who studies torresian crows (Corvus orru)! :)

australian magpies are posers >:(

sincerly, an aktual magpie birb

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