magpie

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  • 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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Our observations indicate that cavity nesting is a distinct variation in behavioral form that can arise in Black-billed Magpie populations.
Use of Black-billed Magpie nests by American Kestrels in southeastern Montana.
4 100 Common Ravens 6 (b 100 100 Black-billed Magpies 4 0 100 Cloacal swabs Species tested (y) Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Ontario American Crows (2001) 58.
Transmission to cage mates was detected only in Ring-billed Gulls, Blue Jays, Black-billed Magpies, and American Crows (Table 5).
Egg recognition in Yellow-billed and Black-billed magpies in the absence of interspecific parasitism: implications for parasite-host coevolution.
Timing of roost occupancy is also critical to energy conservation: Black-billed Magpies (Pica hudsonia) are known to spend relatively more time at the roost when faced with cold temperatures (Reebs 1986).