British Backyard Birds | Identification Guides


Unmistakeable, massive, pied corvid with a really lengthy tail. Again, head, and breast are boring black, whereas wings have a blue gloss. Giant white shoulder patch, stomach, and wingtips. Tail is glossed with inexperienced, blue, and purple. Juvenile is short-tailed at first however unmistakably a magpie. Typically seen in small teams, in addition to singularly, or in pairs. Widespread wings when flying on regular, fast beats, and closed-wing dives to the bottom or perch. Loud, harsh chattering name.

Magpies are opportunistic feeders and can typically take the eggs and chicks of different birds. Divert their consideration with kitchen scraps and even canine and cat meals.


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