Magpie Body length: 31-35 cm
Russian: Голубая сорока
Mongolian: Цэнхэр цанцаахай, Цэнхэр шаазгай
French: Pie bleue
Japanese: オナガ (Onaga)
Wing span: 38-45 cm
Resident breeder /passage migrant
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 5-7 (occasionally 9)
Egg colour: Creamy white with olive-brown or
pale grey spots, blotches.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Adult and larval forest insects and
pupae of Gypsy moths.
Habitat: Breeding birds nests in woodlands
and moister valleys with trees and scrub in dry areas. The nest is placed in
trees, on main forks of the trunk or larger branches, c.0.4-5 m high. The nest is a cup of twigs, roots and
moss, with a little mud mixed in, lined thickly with plant fibres, hair and
fur. Breeding has not yet been recorded in Hustai National Park.