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Changqing National Nature Reserve
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Passeriformes > Corvidae

Oriental Magpie

Pica serica

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Conspicuous black-and-white bird with a long tail; wings and tail shine with green and blue gloss in good lighting. A common inhabitant of open and semi-open habitats such as fields and farmlands, often seen perched up on power lines or fence posts. Bulky nests often placed prominently in tall trees or cell towers. Gives loud chattering calls comparable to the noises of an old camera: “chachacha!”

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