magpie

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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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1986) showed that the survival of artificially created caches of wheat, a food sometimes stored by Black-billed Magpies, depended on the cache density and the number of magpies on the territory.
Reassortant H9N2 influenza viruses containing H5N1-like PB1 genes isolated from black-billed magpies in southern China.
Species hardest hit appear to be blue jays, American crows, black-billed magpies, tufted tit-mice, and black-capped and Carolina chickadees.