Eurasian magpie

A species of medium-sized bird of the crow family. There is often also in the agricultural landscape - fields and meadows with clumps of trees and shrubs, orchards and gardens near human settlements, parks, villages and in some districts of towns and plantings in the river valleys. Found in large cities. Bird slim body and long tail with the distinctive black and white plumage. The male is larger and heavier than the female has a longer tail.
Despite its length, the tail does not bother the bird between the dense bushy thickets. Chicks like magpies to adult magpies, but their plumage less shiny, and the tail is shorter. Chicks, nestlings, leave the nest after approx. 22-25 days.
Most often speaks shouts of warning - this is a loud, harsh squawk, sounding like "mollusk" or "kek", often issued in long rattling series. Singing with magpies rarely heard - hoarse, throaty and fairly quiet. The composition of food magpies very diverse: from insects and insect larvae, spiders, worms, earthworms, lizards, frogs and other amphibians, snails and mice and rats, the grains, weed seeds, a variety of berries and fruits, eggs and chicks of birds, and even and small chickens. Slot usually placed fairly high at the apex, the crown of a tree or shrub in the middle higher.