"Magpie..you old coyote in the sky...."  sung by Ian Tyson

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The European Magpie is an infamous thief known to steal shiny objects such as gold and jewels. It is also considered one of the smartest animals on the planet and is the only non-mammal able to recognize itself in a mirror

The European Magpie (Pica pica) is an infamous thief known to steal shiny objects such as gold and jewels. It is also considered one of the smartest animals on the planet and is the only non-mammal able to recognize itself in a mirror.

Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) by R L Kothenbeutel.

“Black-billed magpie in flight displaying the iridescence of its plumage. Near Winthrop, Washington State” (via Black-billed magpie in flight

Black-Billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)

Black-Billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) Externally, The black-billed magpie is almost identical with the European magpie, Pica pica, and is considered conspecific by many sources

magpie illustrations | Photo by Rutherfordium (Lauren)

Magpie - One of the most intelligent birds, bossy but so beautiful. I welcome them to my habitat! And yes, it is illegal to kill them in Utah, so suck it up and enjoy this gorgeous smarty-pants!

LISA  BRAWN   WOODCUT           Magpies 4

2008 woodcut Lisa Brawn printed on 160 banners and installed on 7 bridges in Calgary, Canada February - September 2009

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