English: Black-billed Magpie, Eurasian Magpie, White-rumped Magpie
Body length: 40-51 cm
Mongolian: Алаг шаазгай, Шаазгай
French: Pie bavarde
Japanese: カササギ (Kasasagi)
Wing span: 52-60 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 5-8 (occasionally 10)
Egg colour: Greenish-blue with olive and grey
spots, speckles, blotches.
1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least concern
Food: Invertebrates, eggs and chicks of
birds, small mammals and carrion.
Habitat: Builds its well constructed nest in
trees such as willow, elm, birch, poplar and rarely scattered pine and larch
trees in variety of different habitats, with coniferous, deciduous, mixed
forests, planted trees in high mountains, mountain forest, and forest steppe
mountain steppe and river valleys.