Red-Billed Blue Magpie
Consumes a wide variety of foods, including fruit, seeds, insects, and eggs.
Found in south-east Asia from the Himalayas to Vietnam. While they can adapt to urban habitats, forests and scrub lands are their preferred habitat.
Can copy vocal sounds, mostly rattle and high pitch whistles like a flute. Magpies are known to be territorial during breeding season and will swoop on anything near their nesting site, but are social most of the time
Bright red bills, a blue body, heads are black with a speckled crown and orange skin surrounding the eyes. The bright blue tails are one of the longest in the corvid (crow) family and have a diamond shape when extended in flight.
Did you Know?
"Magpie" is a shortened form of Margaret's Pie. Other names include madge, marget, miggy, and maggot.