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Meet Common Green Magpie, A Spectacular Green Bird With Red Eyes, Bill, And Legs

There are many distinctive birds whose plumage becomes the beauty standard of color shades. Multiple colors (hot and cold) combine cleverly and harmoniously, making these birds conspicuous wherever they are. In other words, they are living examples of how nature color this world.

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The common green magpie is one of these striking birds. As its name may suggest, this striking creature was born with vivid greens. Their face, underparts, and tails are a bright green color.

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Its back, however, is light blue with white tips on the brown wings. There is also a thick black stripe that runs from the bird’s bill to its nape.

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The member of the crow family also has red on its body. Its eyes, bills, and legs are red, making this bird one of the most spectacular in its colony.

Common green magpies distribute in the lower Himalayas, northeastern India, south and central China, Malaysia, Sumatra, and northwestern Borneo.

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Their main diets are insects, larvae, earthworms, millipedes, and snails. These birds hunt food both on the ground and in trees.

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During the breeding season, female green magpies build their nests in trees, large shrubs, or vines. They lay 6 eggs, incubate them, and feed the hatchlings until they are fully fledged.

Watch the video of this beautiful bird below!

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