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Synonyms for magpie

long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call

someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

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an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

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1986) showed that the distance between the central source and the caches increased with caching sequence among Black-billed Magpies, while Stapanian and Smith (1978) found no correlation between caching sequence and distance in squirrels.
Swabs were taken from the oropharynx, cloaca, or both of 109 American Crows, 31 Blue Jays, 6 Common Ravens, and 4 Black-billed Magpies from Manitoba, and 255 American Crows and 28 Blue Jays from Ontario.
Beginning in mid-August, 2002, a total of 109 American Crows, 31 Blue Jays, 6 Common Ravens (Corvus corux), and 4 Black-billed Magpies (Pica pica) were examined.
American Crows also became infected after consuming a WNV-infected House Sparrow carcass (83% susceptibility, n=6); three Black-billed Magpies and a Fish Crow did not become infected after consuming infected House Sparrows or infected mice.
Transmission to cage mates was detected only in Ring-billed Gulls, Blue Jays, Black-billed Magpies, and American Crows (Table 5).