Magpie, White Backed

White-backed magpie (Gymnorhia tribicen hypoleuca). Contrasting black and white plumage, black below and mainly white above except for black head, black wings (white on coverts) and black outer third of tail. Bill white with black tip. Mounted on a piece of flat wood with wings closed, standing upright and head slightly looking to the right.
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Three subspecies of magpies were introduced to New Zealand. It was introduced to New Zealand between 1864 and 1874 by the Acclimatisation societies to control pest.
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