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magpie

black and white crow-sized bird with melodious bell-like call and strong territorial behavior. Many species, e.g. Gymnorhina spp., Pica pica.
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Their display was much, much better, but it's consistency the Magpies are lacking; as Steve McClaren says, that's exactly what they need to find going forward.
McClaren has failed to win any of his opening five league matches as Newcastle boss and the Magpies have not claimed a victory away from St James' Park since January 31, a full 11 games ago.
At other times I've seen magpies attack fledgling blackbirds - they peck them in the eyes so the poor things can't defend themselves, then kill and eat them.
Pennine Magpies are very proud of all staff and students involved in the dance.
The researchers found that magpies on the campus of the Seoul National University also flew away at larger distances when humans were directly looking at them.
The 20-year-old Slovenia international, who had a spell on loan at Cardiff City Stadium last season, struck 21 minutes into the second leg of the club's play-off clash with Greek side Atromitos to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory for the Magpies.
The inaugural cup competition was a tight contest but was fittingly won by Matthew's team, the Maghull Magpies, at Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes.
Magpies usually mate for life so seeing one on its own is a sign of sorrow because it has lost its mate.
We provide the first recorded case of Black-billed Magpies (Pica hudsonia) nesting in a fully enclosed, pre-formed cavity.
The Magpies led 3-0 with 47 minutes gone of the contest and looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory with Steven Taylor's 16th-minute strike, a second from Peter Lovenkrands and a Jonas Olsson own goal looking to have secured a victory.
Gift of the Magpie" is a vivid illustrated love story about two zany magpies named Max and Regina.
The striker, on loan from Chelsea, struck seven minutes before the break to cancel out the lead former Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan had given the Magpies with his 11th of the season after 13 minutes.