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    Black-billed Magpie Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Black-billed Magpies are slightly larger than jays with much longer, diamond-shaped tails and heavier bills. In flight, their wings seem to be too short to support their graceful flight.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a jay but smaller than a raven.

      Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 17.7-23.6 in (45-60 cm)
        • Weight: 5.1-7.4 oz (145-210 g)
        • Wingspan: 22.1-24.0 in (56-61 cm)