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2014-08-18 07:02:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite its reputation in literature and folklore, researchers from the University of Exeter Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB) have found no evidence that magpies are attracted to shiny objects. In fact, not only do the long-tailed members of the crow family not compulsively swipe jewelry and other small trinkets, but they are actually frightened of new objects instead of being attracted to them, according to research...

2011-07-19 07:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IZEA Holdings, Inc. (IZEA: OTCBB), a world leader in social media sponsorships, today announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The cash plus stock transaction will enable IZEA to expand its social media sponsorship operations in Europe through Magpie's client base, while giving Magpie's existing advertisers access to a larger global audience. Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising...

2011-07-11 20:22:27

Brutal, non-parental infanticide in the black-billed magpie Finding their young dead in the nest is not uncommon for bird mothers. In many bird species some of the nestlings die before they leave the nest. This is known as "brood reduction", a common form of infanticide that the parents are to blame. On the other hand, witnessing a perpetrator killing their young is a very rare event for avian mothers. There have been suspected cases and some observations of this "non-parental infanticide" in...

2009-11-23 11:32:00

DENVER, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Priding itself on technical excellence and delighting its customers, Magpie provides software development services to clients around the world--from Fortune 500s to Start-up companies. Using eXtreme Programming and other Agile processes, MAGPIE has an unprecedented on-time and on-budget delivery. Magpie delivers a wide range of customized software for telecom, smart grid, storage, mobile, IPTV, Web applications, and other technology sectors....

2009-09-09 11:11:00

DENVER, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Magpie, a custom software development company, today announced it has launched a Smart Energy Practice focused on enabling companies to deploy new Smart Energy capabilities by providing rapid software development services in the Smart Energy space. The rapid rate of change in the energy industry today is straining the ability of many enterprises to keep up with the pace of innovation. Magpie can ease the strain on corporate development and project...

2009-07-08 12:20:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Behind the scenes of the 31st DICK'S Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER a 2nd year software partner helped to make the event the smoothest race in years. MAGPIE Telecom Insiders worked closely with BolderBOULDER, IPICO Sports and The End Result to customize the runner registration and results processing applications. According to BolderBOULDER Director of Operations Celeste McDowell, "This has been the smoothest race in decades. Participants see one...

2009-03-06 17:45:00

Magpie provides energy solutions provider, Tendril, with the expertise they needed to advance their leading energy management solution. BOULDER, Colo., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Magpie, a local software development company with expertise in FLEX programming today announced the success of its work with Tendril Networks, Inc., a leading provider of energy management solutions for the energy and utility industry and their consumers. "We are extremely happy with the quality talent that Magpie...

2008-08-19 15:10:00

Counter to prevailing wisdom that self-awareness is something only experienced by humans and a few other higher-end mammals, German scientists reported on Tuesday that magpies can recognize themselves in the mirror.  The discovery highlights the mental skills of some birds - an ability once believed to belong only to humans, chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. "This is a remarkable capability that is at least a pre-requisite of self-recognition and might play a role in perspective...

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2007-10-26 12:27:30

The Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), is an Asian member of the crow family Corvidae. The range of this species is quite large, covering all of India up to the Himalayas, and southeasterly in a broad band into Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Thailand in open forest consisting of scrub, plantations and gardens. It builds a nest in trees and bushes that is usually rather shallow. It is slightly smaller than the European Magpie and has somewhat shorter, more rounded wings and a...

2006-02-24 11:28:24

The Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) is a species of bird in the crow family, Corvidae. It is about the same size as the European Magpie but has a much longer tail. The head, neck and breast are black with bluish spotting on the crown. The shoulders and rump are a duller blue and the underparts are a grayish cream. The long tail is a brighter blue (as are the wing primaries) with a broad white tip. The bill is a bright orange-red as are the legs and feet and a ring around...

2006-02-24 11:17:48

The Formosan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called the Taiwan Magpie, is a member of the Crow family. It is an common species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations of 300 to 1200m. This species is about the same size as the European Magpie, but has a longer tail. The head, neck and breast are black and the rest of the plumage on the bird is a rich dark blue to purple in color. It has white markings on the wings and the tail. The bill, feet and legs are red, and the iris is...

2006-02-24 11:10:11

The Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) is a large bird in the crow family that is found only in California. It inhabits the Central Valley and the adjacent chaparral foothills and mountains. Apart from its having a yellow bill and a yellow streak around the eye, it is virtually identical to the Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) which is found throughout North America. Genetic testing indicates a closer relationship between these two, than to the outwardly very similar Eurasian European...

2006-02-24 11:04:20

The European Magpie (Pica pica) is a resident bird throughout Europe, much of Asia, and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family named as magpies. There are numerous races. Recent research has indicated that the Korean race, P. pica sericea, is genetically very distinct from the other Eurasian forms, and may possibly be a separate species. The northwest African race P. p. mauretanica and the southwest Arabian race P. p. asirensis are also distinct in plumage and may...

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