Description Here we have the delicate and delightful Magpie-lark, (Grallina cyanoleuca), affectionately known as the Peewee, singing her little heart out! The white throat shows this to be female, as the male has a black throat. It is neither a magpie, nor a lark, but gets its name from the magpie colours and the lark-like song. They pair for life and as their partnership lengthens and strengthens, their songs synchronise. They duet, and take turns to sing their love songs, with one taking over as the other finishes in short bursts, so that birds in long relationships can have such smooth transitions that they sound like a single bird in song Not the most beautiful Australian bird, but one which I shall long remember from my trip as utterly enchanting This was taken just behind the Esplanade in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.