Eurasian Magpie

Pica pica - Pie bavarde

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Corvidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pica

  • Species
    :

    pica

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 50 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 56 à 61 cm.
  • Weight
    : 145 à 240 g
Longevity

15 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family.

Subspecific information 10 Subspecies

  • Pica pica fennorum (n Scandinavia and nw Russia)
  • Pica pica pica (British Isles and s Scandinavia to e Europe and Asia Minor)
  • Pica pica melanotos (Iberian Pen.)
  • Pica pica mauritanica (nw Africa)
  • Pica pica asirensis (sw Saudi Arabia)
  • Pica pica bactriana (c Russia to Iran, n India and Mongolia and w, s Siberia)
  • Pica pica leucoptera (se Russia and ne China)
  • Pica pica camtschatica (Kamchatka Pen.. ne Siberia.)
  • Pica pica serica (n Myanmar to e China, Taiwan and n Indochina)
  • Pica pica bottanensis (c Bhutan, wc China)

Foreign names

  • Pie bavarde,
  • Urraca común,
  • Pega,
  • Elster,
  • Szarka,
  • Ekster,
  • Gazza comune,
  • Skata,
  • Skjære,
  • straka obyčajná,
  • straka obecná,
  • Husskade,
  • harakka,
  • garsa,
  • Skjór,
  • sroka (zwyczajna),
  • žagata,
  • sraka,
  • Сорока,
  • カササギ,
  • 喜鹊,
  • นกสาลิกาปากดำ,
  • 喜鵲,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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