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Watch out, those Magpies may attack
and swoop on people from the back!
They'll frighten and intimidate
intruders to their claimed estate.
They're boldly plumed in in black and white
just like Currawongs at first sight.
They carol as they walk around
and guard their territory's ground.
They clap their beaks in warning, when
a predator is near and, then
continue scratching in the weeds,
for worms and grubs and millipedes.
But when, at last, they've had their fill
they open wide their throats, to trill
and oh, the joy to hear them sing
such sweet melodious warbling
and long the dulcet tones are heard
that chirrup from this awesome bird.