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Koolyabarak are well adapted to living around suburban areas and can befriend home gardeners

Bushland Bushland Birds Dampland Frog Ponds Heathland Wetland

Noongar Names: Koolyabarak

Scientific Name: Grallina cyanoleuca

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss and cat predation

Will they visit?: Magpie-larks frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests constructed in large trees

Diet: Insects, fruits, seeds, and small animals

Water: Bird baths, native frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Magpie-larks help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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