Utah Bird Profile
Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia

 Name Roots: (L. pica, "magpie")

In Utah:

Article by Yvonne Carter

by Jeff Cooper

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 20-30 (5-50) feet, in a spherical nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: ground gleaner; omnivore: ground scavenger During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: ground forager; omnivore: ground scavenger.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and pinyon-juniper habitats.
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