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August 2013 - Black-billed Magpie
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Black-billed Magpie

Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia

One of the most striking features of the Black-billed Magpie is its long, iridescent blackish-green tail. Its long wings are also iridescent. Its head and back or black and it has a heavy black bill, black legs and feet and white underside. A member of the crow family of birds (Corvidae), it is found across most of western North America. The Black-billed Magpie is omnivorous, feeding on almost anything it can find including insects, carrion, birds, eggs, garbage, berries and nuts. The males are females are similar in appearance.
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