Azure-winged Magpie

About the Azure-winged Magpie
Also known as: Iberian Magpie

The Azure-winged Magpie is a stunning bird with striking coloration and social behavior. Adults have a sleek, glossy black cap and nape, contrasting with their pale grayish-blue body and vibrant azure-blue wings and tail. Their tail is long and gracefully tapered, making them particularly elegant in flight. Their eyes are dark, and their bill and legs are black, completing their distinctive look.

These magpies are highly social and intelligent, often seen in noisy, active flocks. They are known for their playful behavior and complex social interactions. Azure-winged Magpies are omnivorous, feeding on a diverse diet that includes insects, fruits, seeds, and small animals. They are adept foragers, often seen searching for food both in trees and on the ground.

Azure-winged Magpies inhabit a variety of forested environments, including deciduous and mixed forests, across eastern Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan. A separate population exists in the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. They prefer areas with abundant trees and shrubs, which provide food and nesting sites.

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