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Common magpie

Pica pica

Description:

A loud species in the corvid family that is easily identified by its black and white plumage. There is little to no sexual dimorphism in magpies, meaning the males and females look alike. Although not demonstrated in this picture the black plumage will shine in green and violet under certain light. Magpies are known to be quite intelligent birds, and will frequently gang up against cats and other domestic animals.

Habitat:

Widely distributed and frequently seen in urban environments.

Notes:

This bird was spotted sitting right in front of an incredible rainbow.

No species ID suggestions

28 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Such a Pretty Shot!

W-O-W! :))

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thank you KrantiAzad and Jeannette! :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Great shot :)

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 6 years ago

awesome !

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thanks AliHp :) (I credit the weather and lucky positioning of the bird)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

WoW Very Beautiful!

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thank you very much Telse & ShannaB :)

ShannaB
ShannaB 6 years ago

Wow!

Telse
Telse 6 years ago

Spectacular capture Elsa

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thanks guys for your comments! :)

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Wow:: espectacular que gran toma felicidades

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Great spotting!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Beautiful. I love when that happens ;-)

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thank you very much Daniele! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Stunning picture Elsa:-)

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thank you BarbieBrandy :)

BarbieBrandy
BarbieBrandy 6 years ago

this really awsome pictures,

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thanks guys, really appreciated :) Asergio - I take that compliment on board, thank you very much!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Breathtaking!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

This is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. Congratulations.

Phil_S
Phil_S 6 years ago

Fantastic shot!

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Looks like a painting :-)

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Thank you everyone for comments & faves, I was lucky with the rainbow / bird combo :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful pic! such a nice background for the magpie!

Akershus, Norway

Lat: 59.83, Long: 10.45

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

Reference

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