Magpie - Pica pica Pica pica

Size: 18 inches (45 cm) including tail
Habitat: Woodland, moorland, parks and gardens
Feeding: Insects, fruit, seeds, eggs of other birds, small animals
Eggs: 4 - 7 pale green eggs speckled with brown laid April to May, incubation 21 days

Magpies are not very likeable birds, renowned as scavengers they steal eggs and young from other birds' nests.

They are very distinctive with black and white iridescent plumage, a long tail and relatively short wings.

Magpie - Pica pica

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