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On Magpie Larks

Familiar to many of them one might say
These black and white mud nesting birds one does see every day
Known as mudlark or magpie lark or to some as pee wee
They build cup shaped nest of mud on fork of low branch of tree
In the town park picking insects off of the grass or the town nature strips them one does see
And when in the mood for singing they call out pee wee
In towns and country places to many well known
One can say of them they are Australia's own
Good friends of the gardeners since they keep insects at bay
They allow you to get close to them before flying away
Migratory a name to them that does not apply
To far away places they never do fly
Familiar in their appearance and their often repeated song
Once seen and once heard one should not get them wrong.

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