Australian Magpies are well into their breeding cycle. They are a ubiquitous species, found in a variety of habitats from woodland to urban areas and plains country. They typically construct their nests high up in a eucalypt or exotic tree. In open habitats they will often next low to the ground, especially where the chosen site affords protection from predators. Tree Violet Melicytus dentatus, is a favourite nesting host – its bushy, spiky habit makes a perfect place to raise a family.
Erratum: I hadn’t realised (or maybe forgotten) that Tree Violet is now Melicytus dentatus, changed from Hymenanthera dentatum. Thanks Frances!