Azure-winged Magpie
Azure-winged Magpie
Azure-winged Magpie

Azure-winged Magpie

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Azure-winged Magpie

The azure-winged magpie (Cyanotic cyan’s) is a bird in the crow family. It is similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica) but is a little more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

Distribution:

The Azure-winged Magpie occurs in a large region of eastern Asia in most of China, Korea, Japan, and north into Mongolia and southern Siberia.

Description:

The Azure-winged Magpie has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in color with the wings and the feathers of the long  tail an azure blue.

Voice:

The voice is a quick fired and metallic sounding kwink-kwink-kwink usually preceded by a single krarrah.

Breeding :

The Azure-winged Magpie usually nests in loose, open colonies with a single nest in each tree. There are usually 6–8 eggs that are incubated for 15 days.

Diet for Azure-winged Magpie:

Their diet consists mainly of acorns (oak seeds) and pine nuts, extensively supplemented by invertebrates and their larvae, soft fruits and berries, and also human-provided scraps in parks and towns.

In Captivity: Paradise Earth Softball Blend, Dried Insects and fruit.