As a young boy growing up in Queensland, I always knew this bird as a Peewee. This was because of its call pee-wee or pee-o-wit. When I moved to Victoria it was known as a Mudlark, so called, because of its habit of building its nest out of mud.
I have since learned its correct name is: Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca).
It is a black and white coloured bird with a white bill and eye about 27 centimetres in size. The female has a white face and throat.
For reference I consult the Simpson & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. I have the fifth edition, however I believe there is now a sixth edition.
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