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Blue Magpie
  Urocissa erythrorhyncha
Blue Magpie

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

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

Habits:
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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