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Blue Magpie
  Urocissa erythrorhyncha
Blue Magpie

About 65 cm long. Blue upperparts, black head, red bill and very long tail. It makes various noisy calls and whistles.

Resident. Quite common and widespread, particularly in Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island.

Mostly seen in small parties. Often on the ground. Found in areas with thick scrub cover. Breeding season from April to July. The nest is a light structure placed in a tree, usually about 7 metres off the ground.

Photo: Henry Lui

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