Black-billed Magpie

Other Names: none

Distribution: northwestern North America.

Black-billed Magpie distribution range map

Description:

Size: 43-46 cm in length with a 48-58 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Black and white overall with a long tail and dark bill. The head, breast, and undersides are black, with green iridescence on the wings and tail. They have white belly and shoulders and  white wing patches visible in flight. The legs are gray and the beak and eyes are black

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Black-billed Magpie

Black-billed Magpie

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
cracked-corn
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
manitoba
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
texas
utah
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
walking
Markings
eye
round
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
sheen
black
brown
white
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
large
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
jays, magpies and crows - corvidae
Bird Species