A bird whose thievish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk.
Any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail.
Any one of several black-and-white birds, such as Gymnorhina tibicen, not belonging to the genus Pica.
A talkative person; a chatterbox.
long-tailed black-and-white bird that utters a chattering call
a bird that is known for its indiscriminate eating habits
a bird with black and white markings and a long tail
a black-and-white bird that flies over wide areas to collect things
( Pica pica) Common black-and-white long-tailed bird of the crow family. Unfortunately some members of this family, Corvidae, like eating beetles, in particular stag beetles. Click here for more.
The magpies are medium to large, often colorful and noisy passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. The names 'jay' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, and do not accurately reflect the evolutionary relationship between these birds. For example, the Eurasian Magpie seems more closely related to the Eurasian Jay than to the Oriental Blue and Green Magpies, whereas the Blue Jay is not closely related to either.