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Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia

Flight call description A series of typically three to six evenly-spaced, husky, rising notes, delivered at a quick pace of about six notes per second.


Fig.1. Colorado July 28, 2001 (MO).

Perched bird.



Diurnal calling sequence:

1. Colorado July 28, 2001 (MO). Perched bird with House Finch calling in the background.


Similar species Distinctive.


Behavior Limited migratory movements take place during the day.