Magpie

Name: Magpie

Scientific name: Pica pica

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 10

What are nature stars?

About: A large, long-tailed bird, about 50cm long of which the tail is at least 20cm long. Magpies are small crows, mainly black with a white belly, white patches on the shoulders and white in the wing. They are omnivores, feeding on carrion, invertebrates and a

How to identify: Unmistakeable

Where: Widespread, although absent from the north of Scotland

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 60
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 10
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 10

Fantastic fact: It is good luck to say 'hello Mister Magpie' if you see a Magpie.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Mink_ox
    • Date: 2017-01-30 10:01:05
    • Mink_ox

    but the pattern on them is cool and the COLOURS ARE SO NICE THEY FİT BRİLLİANTLY WİTH THEY PATTERN JET BLACK AND SNOW WHİTE! EPİC MATCH

  • Mink_ox
    • Date: 2017-01-30 09:57:08
    • Mink_ox

    AND THEY ARE TYPES OF SMALL CROWS

  • Mink_ox
    • Date: 2017-01-30 09:55:22
    • Mink_ox

    THEY ARE NOT VERY CUTE BECAUSE THEY DESTROY OR EVEN WORSE THEY MİGHT EAT THE CHİCKS AND (OR) THE EGGS OF OTHER BİRDS

  • Garganigre
    • Date: 2015-07-05 16:31:55
    • Garganigre

    There used to be a nest of them in our garden and every morning they woke my mum and dad!

  • Tawnyix
    • Date: 2014-10-29 18:30:51
    • Tawnyix

    thanks for the latin/scientific name

  • Tawnyix
    • Date: 2014-10-29 17:22:03
    • Tawnyix

    cool fantstic fact I'll try it

  • Tawnyix
    • Date: 2014-10-29 17:21:56
    • Tawnyix

    cool fantstic fact I'll try it

  • Peckerwing
    • Date: 2014-09-09 20:12:23
    • Peckerwing

    there is a magpie nest behide my house it's really anoying they are really really loud .Peckerwing

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-05 10:06:48
    • Whiskolis

    AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these birds! They should be cute 100. They are very common in my area, but I'm seeing less of them now. I think we should protect them, and get bird boxes for them. I want to have a nest of them in summer! I bet magpie chicks are so cuuuuuute.....Whiskolis

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-21 10:06:00
    • Whiskolis

    I love these

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