European Magpie (Pica pica) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The European Magpie, also Eurasian Magpie, is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe, much of Asia and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family named as magpies.
The European Magpie is one of the most intelligent birds, and it is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals. The expansion of its brain is approximately the same in its relative size as is found in chimpanzees, orangutans and humans. The magpie is one of a small number of species, and the only non-mammal, known to possess the Mirror self-recognition capability.

European Magpie (Pica pica), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/400 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful colorful capture

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 3 years ago

    Nice capture Konstantinos, superb DoF and pose.

  • Thanks a lot mate, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    They are beautiful birds Konstantinos and this is a top quality capture, great work, Mark.

  • Thank you very much Mark!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    amazing shot

  • Thank you very much Martina!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 3 years ago

    April 22, 2011

  • Many thanks for the feature Darcy, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Thanks a lot Andrea!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschover 3 years ago

    Superb image – the lighting is gorgeous. Congratulations on having this lovely bird featured.

  • Thank you very much Joy!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 3 years ago

    Great description, good to learn something new… Very good portrait!

  • Thanks a lot Jonybigude, it’s good to know some people do read the captions!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured. Wonderful composition.

  • Thank you very much William!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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