Captured on one of the trails at FortWhyte Alive our Nature Center on the southwest egde of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w Sigma 150mm-500mm TV 1/60 AV 6.3 ISO 400 Focal Length 500mm.
The World As We See It, or As You See It…12 January 2012
Black-billed Magpie: Large, noisy jay, mostly black, with very long tail and dark, stout bill. Wings and tail are iridescent blue and green-black. White belly and sides. Eats insects, larvae, carrion. Direct flight on shallow, steady wing beats. Often glides between perches or from perch to ground.
Range and Habitat
Black-billed Magpie: Resident from Alaska and western Canada south to California and the Great Plains. Preferred habitats include open woodlands, savannas, brush-covered country, and stream sides.
If you care to hear their call, please turn up the sound and listen Here