Birdorable Azure-winged Magpie

Two new Birdorable Magpies

June 1st, 2007 in New Birds, Magpies No comments

In addition to the regular Black-billed Magpie / European Magpie that was already a member of the Birdorable family of cute birds, two new exotic magpies have arrived this week: the Azure-winged Magpie that lives in Portugal, Spain and eastern Asia, and the Yellow-billed Magpie that lives only in California's Central Valley. The Yellow-billed Magpie, part of the crow family, is virtually identical to the more common Black-billed Magpie. It has a yellow bill and a yellow streak below the eye. The Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California. The Azure-winged Magpie, is a bit smaller and sleeker than the widespread European Magpie. It sports a black cap and azure-blue wings and tail. Oddly, they live in two distinctly separated areas: the Iberian Peninsula, and eastern Asia. These are the Birdorable, totally cute version of these already cutie-pie Magpies:

Two new Magpies