Black-billed magpie Pica hudsonia
Jays & Crows (Corvidae Family) large, sturdy songbirds with thick bills, strong legs, & loud voices. Noisy & aggressive; will mob predators. Usually travel in groups.
- Feeds on seeds and animal prey, mostly
- Forages on the ground
- Gregarious and noisy- often in groups
- Common year-round in open forests and shrub-steppe, often along rivers and streams.
- Black head & breast
- White scapulars on wing
- Long black pointed tail
- White belly