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(Redirected from Pica pica serica)
Alternative Name: Common Magpie; Pied Magpie
Includes: Arabian Magpie; Oriental Magpie; Black-rumped Magpie; Kamchatka Magpie; Maghreb Magpie
 Subspecies Variations
Sexes are similar. Juveniles are duller than adults.
Found in most of Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), Saudi Arabia (Asir massif), central Asia to China, Korea, Japan and east Siberia.
This species was formerly considered conspecific with Black-billed Magpie P. hudsonia.
About 12 subspecies are recognized:
This is a thread discussing possible splits from this group of subspecies, with serica and bottanensis the strongest contenders(?).
Farmland and open country. Also town gardens and parks.
Walks and will hop sideways.
Quick, with deep, fast, even wing beats. Short glides.
Omnivorous. Feeds mainly on invertebrates, small mammals, lizards, frogs, bird eggs, nestlings and carrion.
Builds a domed nest in tall trees, or hedgerows which often contains shiny objects
Harsh "chack, chack, chack".
Listen in an external program
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