Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Discover the ZEISS Digital Nature Hub

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Cyanopica Pica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 16th April 2020, 06:47   #1
Rafael Chamon
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Madrid-Spain
Posts: 20
Cyanopica Pica

Hello friends.

In the area around Madrid, where I live, you can see sparrows, pigeons, blackbirds, magpies and other common birds. A few years ago blue magpies (cyanopica pica) appeared in large numbers. They are very beautiful and intelligent corvids, their head is black and their wings and tail are blue. They are somewhat smaller in size than a normal magpie. I never get tired of observing them with my binoculars (Pentax 12x50).

Greetings from Madrid
Rafael
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CYANOPICA PICA (Birdforum).jpg
Views:	23
Size:	35.3 KB
ID:	724170  
Rafael Chamon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 16th April 2020, 18:18   #2
Mike Montier
Registered User

 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mallorca
Posts: 3,613
Hi Rafael, nice birds!
I have never seen one.
There are none here in Mallorca but I hope to come to the peninsula later in the year and add it to my list.
Greetings from the sunshine Island,
Mike
Mike Montier is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 16th April 2020, 20:37   #3
david kelly
Drive-by Birder
 
david kelly's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tranent
Posts: 1,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafael Chamon View Post
Hello friends.

In the area around Madrid, where I live, you can see sparrows, pigeons, blackbirds, magpies and other common birds. A few years ago blue magpies (cyanopica pica) appeared in large numbers. They are very beautiful and intelligent corvids, their head is black and their wings and tail are blue. They are somewhat smaller in size than a normal magpie. I never get tired of observing them with my binoculars (Pentax 12x50).

Greetings from Madrid
Rafael
Cyanopica cooki, C. pica is the East Asian species. The Iberian Magpie is cooki.

David
__________________
We ain't never gonna change
We ain't doin' nuthin' wrong
david kelly is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 16th April 2020, 20:59   #4
RafaelMatias
Registered User
 
RafaelMatias's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 3,520
Quote:
Originally Posted by david kelly View Post
Cyanopica cooki, ... The Iberian Magpie is cooki.

David
Indeed, but the Asian species is Cyanopica cyanus, with ssp. C. c. cyanus and C. c. japonica. Cyanopica pica does not exist.
A lovely species, no doubt one of my favourite!!
RafaelMatias is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 16th April 2020, 21:19   #5
Sangahyando
Registered User

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kiel
Posts: 1,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafael Chamon View Post
I never get tired of observing them with my binoculars (Pentax 12x50).
There are some places in Spain where they get too close for binoculars...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF6081a.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	199.3 KB
ID:	724229  
Sangahyando is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 19th April 2020, 11:53   #6
Rafael Chamon
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Madrid-Spain
Posts: 20
Cyanopica cooki

Thank you for the correction

Cheers
Rafael

Last edited by Rafael Chamon : Monday 20th April 2020 at 09:36.
Rafael Chamon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Video: Canto do PICA-PAU-DO-CAMPO (added by rich_a) BirdForum TV BirdForum TV Discussion 0 Sunday 11th October 2015 15:53
New Video: PICA PAU VERDE BARRADO - AVE - SET/2015 (added by kimm) BirdForum TV BirdForum TV Discussion 0 Thursday 8th October 2015 17:15
Pica pica logo desing HELP? Vanellus vanellus Wildlife Art 0 Tuesday 25th June 2013 18:50

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12996793 seconds with 21 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19.