Magpie – Pica pica

The Magpie is quite a colourful and most distinctive member of the crow family with it showy blue, iridescent black and white plumage, and longer slender tail. Unfortunately this bird has a bad reputation as nest robber, taking and feeding on both the eggs and young of other birds. But its diet mainly consists of seeds and insects.

Common and widespread throughout, the magpie can be found in many habitats, including towns and gardens.