Berthoud, Colorado May 28, 2010 Black-Billed Magpie – Pica pica
The magpie will always display a striking appearance. Boldly marked in black and white, its plumage glimmers with blue, green, and purble in the strong light. A large bird of 19 inches with much of the length being it its long tail. A year-round resident of the Colorado foothills.