Magpie-Lark behaviour

For just a few moments, watching the Kimberley dvd “Outback”, I saw a Magpie-Lark land on a kangaroo’s back, take a few steps, then tilt to peck in the fur. 

Is there still a question about the evolution / phylogenetics of this species? Weren’t they thought to have possibly derived from waders? This is a behaviour we do not see in urban Australia. 


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