Black-billed Magpie

About the Black-billed Magpie
Also known as: American Magpie, Magpie

The Black-billed Magpie is a species in the corvid family that lives in western parts of North America. Adults have a distinctive black head, chest, and back, with contrasting white shoulders and belly. Their long, graduated tails and strong, straight black bills add to their elegant appearance. Their eyes are dark brown, giving them a sharp, inquisitive look.

These magpies are highly social and often seen in noisy, active groups. They are omnivorous, feeding on a varied diet that includes insects, small mammals, fruits, grains, and carrion. Black-billed Magpies are opportunistic foragers, frequently seen scavenging and stealing food from other animals. They are also known for their habit of collecting shiny objects to decorate their nests.

Black-billed Magpies inhabit open woodlands, grasslands, and shrublands across western North America. They are highly adaptable and can thrive in both rural and urban environments. These birds are known for their complex social structures and cooperative behaviors, often working together to mob predators or defend their territories.

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