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These beautiful black, white and blue medium-sized birds are easily recognisable and can be found all across the UK. Like their relatives the Jay, they have striking blue iridescent feathers - which are particularly beautiful when spread open in flight.

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With their long tails and black, white and blue feathers, Magpies are quite unmistakable. They are often found in pairs and small flocks. Magpies are also one of the most intelligent birds in the animal kingdom.