Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Australian Magpies

At breeding time they sing at night and every day of the year
The song of the Australian magpies so pleasant to hear
On a calm night in August when Spring it is near
Their beautiful flute like notes sound melodious and clear
They are piping shrikes who look like common magpies so as magpies are known
But their beautiful flute like song has a charm of it's own
Black and white crow sized birds aggressive in their way
And known to everyone since they are heard and seen every day
The young girl she runs to her mother to say
Mum the magpie is piping such sweet notes he does play
The silver billed black and white birds with the beautiful song
Once seen and once heard one cannot get them wrong.

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