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Eurasian Magpie
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Genus: Pica


A genus of true magpies found in both Eurasia and North America.
They all have a striking black-and-white plumage and long tails.


Pica is a genus in the family Corvidae.
All seven species are very closely related and could also be regarded as one species.

Genus Pica viewedit
P. mauritanica Maghreb Magpie
P. asirensis Asir Magpie
P. bottanensis Black-rumped Magpie
P. serica Oriental Magpie
P. pica Eurasian Magpie
P. hudsonia Black-billed Magpie
P. nuttalli Yellow-billed Magpie


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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Pages in category ‘Pica’

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