Red-billed blue magpie


Red-billed blue magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha)

Thieving and cheeky!

Red-billed blue magpies are quick, cheeky, loud birds. they can easily mimic other birds' voices and sounds. When they have they opportunity they steal like ravens. This is not suprising because they belong to the raven species. In human care they can become ery tame. It is only during the mating season that one should not get too close to them as they will defend their breeding ground against all invaders with strong beak strokes.


Category: Birds

Size: beak to tail 60 cm

Breeding duration: 17 days

Age: approx. 15 years

Sexually mature: at 1 year

Reproduction: 3-5 eggs

food: fruits, seeds, insects, eggs, small vertebrates

habitat: evergreen forests and shrubbery in hilly and mountainous regions

Danger: not emdangered

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