Gallery description : magpie

Magpie is a bird that inhabits open woodland, grasslands and savannas. It has a feathers skin type. This type of birds have 52cm - 60cm (20in - 24in) wing span. The diet is omnivore. These birds usually live 8 - 15 years. The maximum speed it is able to reach is 32km/h (20mph). The average weight of the magpie is 200g - 250g (7oz - 9oz). Magpie which scientific name is pica pica is 40cm - 46cm (16in - 18in).

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Facts about magpies
NameMagpie
Size (L)40cm - 46cm (16in - 18in)
Main PreyFruit, nuts, seeds, insects
Wing Span52cm - 60cm (20in - 24in)
OrderPasseriformes
ColourBlack, white
Top Speed32km/h (20mph)
PhylumChordata
Scientific NamePica pica
Skin TypeFeathers
KingdomAnimalia
Distinctive FeaturesBlack and white markings and long wedge-shaped tail
Average Clutch Size3
HabitatOpen woodland, grasslands and savannas
FamilyCorvidae
DietOmnivore
PredatorsFoxes, cats, coyote
ClassAves
Weight200g - 250g (7oz - 9oz)
TypeBird
GenusPica
LifestyleSolitary
Life Span8 - 15 years
Conservation StatusThreatened
Image Details
Description Magpie. Magpie: Mike Langman, RSPB Images
Width 2394 pixels
Heigh 1276 pixels
File type JPG
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