bold black-and-white plumage; long tail (California, USA; 2007-11-24)

Yellow-billed Magpie
Pica nuttalli

Native Range: North America

Notes: confined to the Central Valleys of California, this endemic species looks almost identical to the Black-billed Magpie except for its yellow bill; lives in small groups in open countyrside; no sexual dimorphism.

bright yellow bill is the distinctive feature (California, USA; 2007-11-24)