Yellow-billed Magpie Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A very large songbird with a heavy body, a large head, and an extremely long tail. The bill is stout and slightly curved. The wings are wide and rounded.

    Relative Size

    Much larger than a California Scrub-Jay, slightly smaller than an American Crow.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.9-21.3 in (43-54 cm)
      • Weight: 5.3-6.0 oz (150-170 g)
      • Wingspan: 24.0 in (61 cm)