Taiwan blue magpie
Length: 25-27", Weight: 254-260 g
The Taiwan blue magpie is a relatively small bird with long tail feathers that reach 13-17 inches in length. Their head, neck, and breast have black plumage, but the body, tops of its wings, and top of its tail are blue. The flight feathers of the Taiwan blue magpie are dark grey. The wings and tail feathers have white tips. Their beaks and feet are red and their eyes are yellow. Females have very similar plumage to males.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae Genus: Urocissa Species: U. caerulea
Conservation & Helping:The Taiwan blue magpie is not listed in the IUCN Red List. They do not meet the requirements to be considered vulnerable, but observations of a declining population have been made. Because they are endemic to such a small region, they are protected under the Taiwan Wildlife Conservation Act.
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