Magpie-larkScientific name: Grallina cyanoleuca

Meaning of name: Grallina is from the Latin word grallae, meaning stilts. Cyanoleuca is from the Greek words cyanos, meaning blue, and leucos, meaning white.

Aboriginal name: Dilabot (dill’a’bawt).

Distribution: Found in mainland Australia apart from desert areas.

Description: Up to 30cm long with a 57cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 58 km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 12 years 1.6 months after being banded (information as at 23 June 2012).

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme