Magpies Scavenging Entrails Rejected By Raptors

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On my last Montana trip I think I figured out part of the reason why Black-billed Magpies often perch high on power poles in some areas. I’m sure this apparent behavior is known to others but it was something new for me. [...]

Adult Female Magpie Begging For Food

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Female Black-billed Magpies beg aggressively for food from the male prior to and during incubation. [...]