Top 10 Amazing Facts about Magpies you probably did not know

Magpies (Pica in Latin) belongs to the genus crows. They are characterized by their long, wedge-shaped tail. Their beaks and feet are pretty rough and they have a black and white plumage. Most likely, you will see quite often magpies flying around up there in the sky at milder temperatures, but how much do you really know about the bird? Although it was most likely one of the first you learned. Here are ten facts that you probably did not know already!

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Magpies you probably did not know 

01)  If you think we’ve had a major increase in the magpies in Sweden in recent decades, it is nothing compared to the UK ! There, the number of magpies has quadrupled over the last 35 years ! The increase has been particularly noticeable in suburban areas .

02)  During the winter is Skatans diet largely vegetarian . During the summer , however, they eat anything invertebrates . During the spring , however, they are pure  hunters and looking any breed of singing birds hatched and eggs .

03) Opinions differ about the impact of magpies on nesting birds. Most studies suggest that their impact is minimal , but where magpies have been removed, the nesting success of songbirds improved .

04)  Researchers believe that the rise of the right bird species have become because so many animals are hit by cars , which gives the birds real birth year.

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05)  Return to the UK ; where the increase of bird species has become a whim of troubling problems that both the government and individuals have begun putting out traps to capture the birds, so that the latter can eliminate them.

06)  In the past, there was a bit of a tradition in rural areas to raise his hat every time they saw a magpie. But thanks to the bird overpopulation and Hats’ extinction is no longer someone who does this.

07)  The magpie actually look considerably larger than it actually is. The reason is that the rear springs takes up about half their body size, as tricks the eye.

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08)  You can find magpies in principle across the whole continent. Everything from southern Spain and Greece up to Lapland . However, they have so far not managed the feat to populate some islands such as Corsica, Sardinia and Iceland .

09)  Couples usually remain in their familiar territory, but the non-nesting magpies moves happily in a greater extent in small flocks.

10)  However, it is extremely rare that they move more than 10 km from the place they were hatched.

 

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