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Azure-winged Magpie
2006-02-24 11:46:26

The Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyana) is a bird in the crow family. It is 31-35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the European Magpie (Pica pica) however it is more slender and has proportionately smaller legs and bill. It has a glossy black cap on its head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in color with the wings and the feathers of the long...

Yellow-billed Magpie
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...

European Magpie
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....

Magpie
2006-02-24 10:07:02

Image Credit: Thinkstock.com Magpies are medium to large passerine birds of the crow family, Corvidae. These colorful and noisy birds are closely allied to the jays and treepies. The names 'jay', 'treepie' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable, and do not reflect any genuine genetic difference between the groups. Research has recently cast doubt on the taxonomy of the Pica...

Black-billed Magpie
2005-06-14 09:57:14

The Black-billed Magpie is a large bird in the crow family that occurs in the western half of North America from Alaska to Oklahoma. Externally, it is almost identical with European Magpie (Pica pica) and is often considered specific. However, the American Ornithologists' Union splits it as a separate species (Pica hudsonia) on the grounds that it is genetically closer to California's...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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