- Poecile atricapilla
- Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
The Black-billed Magpie is a species in the corvid family that lives in western parts of North America. They have a shiny black plumage with white shoulder, belly, and primary feathers. Feathers on the wings and tail have an iridescent green sheen.
Black-billed Magpies are very similar in appearance to European Magpies. The two are still considered to be the same species by some taxonomies.
The Black-billed Magpie is an omnivore, as are most corvids. In addition to eating a wide variety of foods, magpies may store or hoard food items for future consumption.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007|
|Scientific Name||Pica hudsonia|
|Birdorable Family||Corvids, Shrikes & Friends|
(as of 14 January 2015)
18 to 24 inches
5 to 7.5 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe Central Asia East Asia North America United States (West)|