magpie

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Related to Black-billed Magpie: white-breasted nuthatch, black-capped chickadee, American Dipper
  • noun

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

Related Words

an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

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The effect of nest usurpation on breeding success of the Black-billed Magpie Pica pica.
We provide the first recorded case of Black-billed Magpies (Pica hudsonia) nesting in a fully enclosed, pre-formed cavity.
Egg recognition in Yellow-billed and Black-billed magpies in the absence of interspecific parasitism: implications for parasite-host coevolution.
Influence of temperature and other factors on the daily roosting times of Black-billed Magpies.
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.
Among many examples, a study suggesting that American Black-billed Magpies (Pica hudsonia) should be separated from those in Europe at the species level is cited but the split is not made.
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.