Definition of magpie lark in English:

magpie lark


  • A common ground-dwelling Australian songbird with black-and-white plumage, long legs, and a loud piping call.

    Grallina cyanoleuca, family Grallinidae

    Also called peewee
    • ‘A large number of magpie-larks forage in the park surrounding Calamvale Creek.’
    • ‘‘How long before feral pigeons and sparrows replace local magpie larks and crested pigeons feeding beneath the cafe tables of Alice Springs? ‘he asks.’’
    • ‘Pairs of magpie-larks use choral skills to intimidate rivals.’