Azure-winged Magpie

About the Azure-winged Magpie

Also known as: Iberian Magpie

The Azure-winged Magpie, a bird in the crow family, has the overall shape of the European Magpie (Pica pica) but has a glossy black top on the head, a white throat, light grey-fawn underparts beautiful azure blue feathers.

The Azure-blue Magpie occurs in two population groups separated by a huge geographical region. One population lives in western Europe, specifically in Spain and Portugal. The other population occurs over a much larger region of eastern Asia in most of China, Korea, Japan, and north into Mongolia.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 01 June 2007
Scientific Name
Cyanopica cyanus
  • Passeriformes
  • Corvidae
  • Cyanopica
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
12 to 13 inches

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Straka Modrá
Danish (Dansk) Blåskade
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwe Ekster
Finnish (Suomi) Siniharakka
French (Français) Pie Bleue
German (Deutsch) Blauelster
Italian (Italiano) Gazza Aliazzurre
Japanese (日本語) オナガ (Onaga)
Korean (한국어) 물까치 (Mulkkachi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåskjære
Polish (Polski) Sroka Blekitna
Russian (русский язык) Голубая со
Spanish (Español) Urraca de Rabo Largo
Swedish (Svenska) Blåskata
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