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Black-billed Magpie

Pica hudsonia


A beautiful medium sized bird in the crow family. It is black and white, with black areas on the wings and tail showing iridescent hints of blue or blue-green.


Clumps of trees near grasslands. Traditionally associated with herds of bison where the magpie would pick ticks off of the bison's back.

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Kenai, Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2017
Submitted on May 21, 2017

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