bold black-and white pattern; long tail (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

Black-billed Magpie
Pica hudsonia

Native Range: North America

Notes: the North American counterpart of the Eurasian Magpie (these two species formerly were considered conspecific); found in small groups in open countryside in the western USA and Canada; no sexual dimorphism.

snowy white primaries visible in flight (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)

white belly contrasts with black breast (Colorado, USA; 2009-02-14)