The Australian magpie is the southern hemisphere relative of our Dutch magpie. It looks tough and menacing with its black-and-white crown of feathers and its long legs. The bird is greatly appreciated among fans of its singing talents, but less so by Australian cyclists. Sometimes he dives onto the cyclist or the bicycle from great heights to protect its territory from the supposed intruder.

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So you better watch out when this tough magpie is around. It may not be surprising that the Cracticus tibicen has a reputation of being a real macho. Various sports clubs (most prominently in rugby and football) use it as a mascot.

What is the best place for the magpie?

This tough bird can manage itself. Wherever you put it, it will be right at home. Grab a ladder and a hammer and put it somewhere you can see it. If you don’t have a garden, don’t worry: the magpie looks wonderful on a balcony as well. The metal branch on which it sits can also be put between the window sill so that it looks as if it is sitting on a branch that grows out of the wall. It’s a fun sight for passers-by. From a distance you have to look twice to see if it’s an actual bird or not.

What is the magpie silhouette made of?

This magpie silhouette is made of weathering steel. Weathering steel develops a nice layer of rust when exposed to the weather. So you don’t have to worry about what the Dutch weather would do to your magpie: this already handsome bird will only become prettier every day. The tough magpie is 21 cm tall and 20 cm wide.

What are the shipment costs?

The standard shipment costs are € 3.95 per package in the Netherlands. The tariffs for shipment to Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are in accordance with PostNL tariffs.

What is the delivery time?

Delivery time in the Netherlands is two to three business days. Shipment outside the Netherlands can get up to 5 working days.