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ccplim
03-21-2008, 02:04 AM
Magpies are in the Corvid family, meaning they are related to crows and jackdaws. The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is similar in overall shape to the European Magpie (Pica pica) but is a more slender bird with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the long tail feathers a beautiful azure blue.
They hold their tails up high when they are on the ground. The young Magpies have a pale appearance, very short and have stubby tails. It inhabits various types of forests, including parks and gardens.

http://www.frednmich.com/gallery/fred/azure-winged_magpie/01.jpg

Interestingly, they are found in China and on the Korean Peninsula, and in Portugal and Spain -- but not in between. It occurs in two population groups separated by a huge geographical region between. One camp insisted that this odd distribution was because Portuguese sailors the bird to the Iberian Peninsula in the 15th century.

http://www.frednmich.com/gallery/fred/azure-winged_magpie/01.jpg

nexia
03-23-2008, 04:37 PM
great flies...

oh, birds!