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Blue magpie

Blue magpie

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Scientific Name:

Urocissa erythrorhyncha


Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam.


Omnivorous. Large invertebrates (beetles, caterpillars, land-leeches), frogs, small lizards, bird's eggs and nestlings, small mammals, carrion, kitchen scraps, fruits, berries.



Habitat:  Εvergreen forests, parks, gardens, mangroves

Incubation: 17-19 days / 3-6 eggs

Social structure: small flocks of 6-12 individuals, solitary breeder.

Weight: male 192g max, female 155g max

Dimensions: 53-64cm

Lifespan: 20 under human care

Estimated population in the wild: unknown, common

Threats: There are no major threats to this species.

IUCN Status: Least concern

Did you know that:

  1. This species can learn to mimic people and other birds.
  2. They prey on eggs and nestlings from other birds nests.
  3. The nest is built by both parents. The male feeds the incubating female and helps to feed the nestlings.

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