Australian Magpie

Cracticus tibicen

ABR description

Very common, breeding resident

An iconic native species. Continues recent history of being well above the long-term figures on key parameters. Most reported species.

General: Number of birds (35,231) greatly exceeds last year?s figure (24,090), the 10YA (9,027) and the 30YA (4,878). Recorded in all weeks, with a lower proportion in winter (19%) than in spring (26%), summer (26%) and autumn (29%). Records from 73% of grid cells surveyed, the same proportion as last year and just above the 10YA and the 30YA (both 71%). Reporting rate the same as last year (60%) and in the same range as the 10YA (59%) and the 30YA (57%). Seventh most abundant species (3.0115), abundance similar to last year (2.8792) though greater than the 10YA (2.3621) and the 30YA (2.0757). Max 136/17 Dec Campbell Park (SmA1), mean 5.1, median 3. 237 breeding records (206 last year) in each month Jul to Feb with a large peak in Oct.

GBS: Number of birds (11,072) like last year (10,790) and the 10YA (10,954) though more than the 30YA (8,495). Number of records (2,709) just under last year (2,801), the 10YA (2,937) and the 30YA (2,425). Recorded in all weeks, with similar numbers of records in each season. Records from all sites. Most recorded and 3rd most abundant species, abundance similar to that of last year and the 10YA (3.4292), though higher than the 30YA (3.1044). Max 70/3wk Aug Curtin GrK14 (AjR1), mean 4.1, median 3. 358 breeding records (337 last year) from 60% of sites in all months Jul to Apr with a strong peak in Oct/Nov, plus some nest-building for the next season in Jun.

Abundance

Abundance is the average number of birds of that species per survey. Where the species was observed but the number of birds seen was not recorded, this is treated this as a zero report.

Abundance by year

This chart shows the abundance of Australian Magpie between 1982 and 2016.

Abundance by month

This chart shows the monthly abundance of Australian Magpie. The blue lines show the abundance for the twelve months to June 2016 and the bars show the abundance for the period 1982 to 2016.

Abundance by season

This chart shows the seasonal abundance of Australian Magpie. The blue lines show the seasonal abundance for the twelve months to June 2016 and the bars show the seasonal abundance for the period 1982 to 2016.

Abundance data

Month  Season 
Period Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun   Winter Spring Summer Autumn   All
All years
  All 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.1 3.0 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.7 2.2   2.3 2.3 1.9 2.3   2.2
Previous years
  All previous years 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.0 3.0 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.6 2.0   2.1 2.2 1.8 2.1   2.1
  Previous 30 years 2.4 2.0 1.8 2.0 3.0 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.6 2.1   2.1 2.2 1.8 2.2   2.1
  Previous 20 years 2.5 2.2 1.9 2.2 3.6 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.8 2.2   2.3 2.4 1.8 2.2   2.2
10 year groups
  [2006,2016) 3.1 2.7 2.1 2.4 2.4 1.9 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.2 3.5 2.5   2.7 2.3 2.0 2.5   2.4
  [1996,2006) 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 5.6 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4   1.6 2.7 1.4 1.6   1.8
  [1986,1996) 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.6   1.6 1.4 1.4 1.9   1.6
5 year groups
  [2011,2016) 3.3 3.0 2.4 2.5 2.3 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.4   2.8 2.4 2.1 2.4   2.4
  [2006,2011) 2.6 2.0 1.6 2.3 2.6 1.9 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.0 5.6 2.7   2.5 2.2 2.0 2.8   2.3
  [2001,2006) 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5   1.7 1.3 1.4 1.7   1.5
  [1996,2001) 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 11.1 1.2 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.3   1.4 4.7 1.4 1.5   2.4
  [1991,1996) 3.0 2.3 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 1.6   2.3 2.4 2.2 2.7   2.4
  [1986,1991) 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.6   1.2 0.9 1.1 1.5   1.2
Year
  2016 4.3 3.3 2.6 2.8 3.1 2.6 2.9 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.5 3.5   3.7 2.8 2.7 3.0   3.0
  2015 3.9 3.8 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.6 3.3 3.1   3.5 2.9 2.6 2.7   2.9
  2014 3.5 2.9 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.1   2.7 2.6 2.4 3.1   2.7
  2013 2.7 3.3 1.9 2.1 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.5 2.3 1.6 2.3 2.3   2.7 2.0 1.5 2.0   2.0
  2012 2.2 1.2 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.2 1.6 1.7 1.6 2.1 1.9   1.7 1.6 1.4 1.7   1.6
  2011 4.4 3.6 3.3 3.5 2.5 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0   2.8 3.2 1.6 1.8   2.3
  2010 6.0 2.4 1.6 2.9 2.7 2.1 1.5 2.2 2.6 1.9 18.8 3.9   4.0 2.5 1.9 5.1   3.2
  2009 1.7 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.1 1.5 1.9 2.0 2.2 1.8 1.7 2.5   2.1 2.0 1.7 1.9   2.0
  2008 2.8 2.1 1.9 2.1 3.2 1.8 2.5 1.9 2.0 1.9 4.1 2.0   2.3 2.2 2.0 2.3   2.2
  2007 1.5 1.9 1.4 2.0 3.4 2.5 1.3 3.1 1.6 1.9 4.7 3.1   2.5 2.0 2.2 2.4   2.3
  2006 1.7 1.4 1.3 2.4 1.7 1.4 2.4 1.8 2.0 2.8 1.3 1.7   1.7 1.9 1.9 2.1   1.9
  2005 1.3 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.6 1.7 1.3 1.8 1.8 1.5 2.1 1.7   1.4 1.2 1.6 1.8   1.5
  2004 2.0 1.7 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.4 1.2 1.5 2.2 1.3   1.7 1.1 1.2 1.5   1.4
  2003 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.3   1.4 1.1 1.2 1.6   1.3
  2002 2.7 2.3 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.6 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.5   2.1 1.3 1.2 1.7   1.5
  2001 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.3 1.4   1.6 1.9 1.7 1.7   1.7
  2000 2.0 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.6 1.7   1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7   1.6
  1999 1.6 1.4 1.3 2.2 1.1 1.8 2.0 1.5 2.1 1.6 1.4 1.5   1.5 1.5 1.8 1.7   1.6
  1998 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.1 62.5 0.7 1.4 1.5 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5   0.8 22.3 1.1 0.5   8.8
  1997 1.1 1.2 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.6 1.3 1.2 1.8 1.2 1.0 0.2   0.8 0.8 0.9 1.3   0.9
  1996 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.7 1.6 0.8 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.7   1.4 1.0 1.4 1.3   1.3
  1995 2.0 1.3 1.3 1.4 0.9 1.3 1.8 0.9 2.3 1.6 3.7 1.2   1.5 1.2 1.4 2.4   1.6
  1994 3.9 3.3 2.2 3.1 2.7 3.1 4.5 1.0 1.8 3.0 1.5 1.2   2.6 2.7 2.9 2.2   2.6
  1993 1.5 2.6 5.8 2.0 3.8 4.4 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.8 3.5 1.4   1.9 3.7 3.0 3.0   2.9
  1992 7.0 2.0 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.5 1.4 2.5 2.3 3.3 2.9 1.8   3.7 2.5 1.7 2.8   2.7
  1991 2.0 2.6 2.3 1.8 3.5 1.4 2.1 4.0 3.0 4.2 3.8 2.9   2.4 2.6 2.4 3.7   2.7
  1990 1.1 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.3 1.9 1.0 1.5 6.6 5.1 4.0 3.2   1.3 0.7 1.5 5.3   2.0
  1989 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.4 1.9   1.3 0.9 1.0 1.2   1.1
  1988 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.3 0.8 1.1 0.8 1.0   0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9   0.9
  1987 3.5 2.5 0.8 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.1   1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9   0.9
  1986 2.2 2.2 1.1 3.3 2.0 2.5 1.5 3.2 2.0 2.5 1.4 3.4   2.6 2.0 2.5 2.1   2.3
  1985 0.9 2.2 0.8 1.4 1.1 2.2 2.2 5.2 2.8 5.1 2.5 2.5   1.8 1.1 2.8 3.8   1.9
  1984 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.7 1.2 0.3 0.6 0.4 1.2 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.9 0.8   0.6
  1983 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 - 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0   0.1
  1982 - 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 0.1 - 0.0 - 0.0 - 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0

Reporting rates

Reporting rate is the proportion of all surveys that reported that the species was present.

Reporting rate by year

This chart shows the reporting rate of Australian Magpie between 1982 and 2016.