The magpie of North Africa; very similar to Eurasian Magpie and closely related. Slightly shorter-winged and longer tailed than Eurasian Magpie with blue bare skin around the eye. Also lacks gloss on the tail. Found in various wooded habitats including urban and suburban gardens, woodlands, cultivated areas, and forests. Call is a rapid chatter and is slightly higher-pitched that Eurasian Magpie.