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Red-Billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythroryncha

Animal Class: Bird

Length: 25-27 inches

Weight: 7-9 ounces

Lifespan: Around 15 years

Diet: Omnivore

Habitat: Evergreen and scrub forests of northern India, southeastern Asia, the Himalayas, and central and eastern China

Description: This beautiful, raucous member of the Corvidae family has the longest tail of any corvid species. It also has a bright red bill and white crown, making it easy to spot in the wild. Red-billed blue magpies are a social species and travel in loud groups.

Like other corvids, they’ve adapted to urban environments and are seen in larger cities, as well as forested areas.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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