Azure-Winged Magpie

Cyanopica cyana

Also known as the Blue-tailed Magpie.

Adapts well to habitat/climate change from warmer areas in Europe to heavy snows in Japan.

Very fast, flighty birds that congregates in small groups, sometimes as large as 30 individuals, even in the breeding season. Hunting insects, invertebrates etc. in trees, bushes and on the ground.

Azure-wings, like the British magpie, store food by burying it in various sites to be used during the winter when food is scarcer.

Distribution: Eastern Asia and Western Europe.

Diet: Fruit, seeds, locusts and other invertebrates.

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