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Yellow-billed Magpie


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Although the Yellow-billed Magpie is common and conspicuous in the open oak woodlands of central and southern California, it is found nowhere else in the world.

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Adult Description

  • Large black-and-white songbird with a long dark tail.
  • Bill and area around eye bright yellow.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult, but less iridescent and with a brownish wash on head and back.

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Similar Species

Black-billed Magpie nearly identical, except it has a black bill, and black skin around the eye, and is slightly larger.

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