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Iberian Magpie

(Cyanopica cooki)
Alternate name(s): "Iberian Azure-winged Magpie",
"Cook's Azure-winged Magpie", "Spanish Azure-winged Magpie"
German name(s): "Blauelster"

Size: 31-35 cm (incl. tail ca. 16-20 cm)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Iberian Magpie at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-lateral view of an Iberian Magpie (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Pulo do Lobo, Mertola, South Alentejo, Portugal, October 2019]

Lateral view of an Iberian Magpie (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, November 2014]

Lateral view of an Iberian Magpie (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2019]

Dorsal view of an Iberian Magpie (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2019]

Family clan of Iberian Magpies in a dormant tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2014]

Iberian Magpies in a dormant tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, January 2014]

Lateral view of an Iberian Magpie launching itself into the air (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Alentejo, Portugal, November 2014]

Food, Diet

Iberian Magpies are omnivores that will eat anything from eggs and/or chicks of other bird species to carrion, invertibrates, insects, seeds and fruit.

Iberian Magpie taking a mulberry (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2019]

Iberian Magpie checking whether any of the mulberries are ready (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, May 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

imagpie_jp_20200418_2.m4a (Portugal) Contact call © JP
imagpie_jp_20200418.m4a (Portugal) Contact calls © JP

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