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.
Black-billed Magpie nearly identical, except it has a black bill, and black skin around the eye, and is slightly larger.
West Nile virus fells magpies. Story in Living Bird magazine.
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