Have you ever wondered why Magpies got stuck with that name and not some terrific Aboriginal name like Kookaburra or Cockatoo or Currawong or Galah, names that sound like the distinctive calls these birds make? Well there is an Aboriginal name for the Magpie, 'Warndoorla', that sounds just like their warbling call also captured in the poem 'The Magpies' as "Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle". In any event we all love Maggies as we affectionately call them, probably our most domesticated bird, as ubiquitous in backyards as Hills Hoists and is there anything like waking up on a hot summer morning to the sound of a softly warbling Magpie?
These birds are approximately life size, hand made from plantation Hoop Pine, a native timber, then hand painted in their distinctive black and white markings. They can be bought singly or as a pair, one looking left and one right, and come packaged in a draw-string calico bag with accompanying information making them an excellent gift.
- Height 16m x Width 7cm x Length 35cm
*Note: This wooden bird is handcrafted, and as every piece of wood is unique no two wood birds are exactly the same; the above dimensions and weight are approximate measurements only. For more information please see our Australian handmade quality guarantee.
- Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane - 2 days
- Regional NSW, VIC, QLD - 3 days
- Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin - 4 days
- Regional TAS, SA, WA, NT - 7 days
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- Regional TAS, SA, WA, NT - 3 to 4 days