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Black-billed Magpie

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Corvidae

Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Magpie - photo © Rajiv Lather

Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica) is a local resident in northern and central Himalayas.   Size: 45-50 cm   Weight: 185 gm

Identification: This is a large black and white bird with a long tail and dark bill. Its bill, head, breast, and underparts are black, with a bluish-green iridescence on the wings and tail. The belly and shoulders are white.

Food: The Black-billed Magpie forages for food on the ground and its diet mainly consists of insects. It is also known to feed on carrion.

Call: A rapid mag mag mag

Pica pica
Black-billed Magpie (Leh)

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes   Strigiformes   Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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