Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) - HBW 14, p. 605
French: Pie à bec jaune
Spanish: Urraca de Nuttall
Taxonomy: Corvus nutalli [sic] Audubon, 1837, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Forms a superspecies with P. pica, P. asirensis and P. hudsonia. Sometimes treated as conspecific with first and/or last of those; recent analysis of mitochondrial genome suggests that P. hudsonia and present species are sister-taxa, closely related to P. pica, the three exhibiting low average divergence (only 2.35%), suggesting that they may be better considered conspecific. Emended spelling of species name has prevailing usage. Monotypic.
Distribution: California W of Sierra Nevada Mts (Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and valleys of S Coast Ranges), in SW USA.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult bird looking for preys on the ground Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 31 October 2002 6 years ago 16 sec 4.1
A bird walking and calling Locality Lake Del Valle Regional Park, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Michael Grunow 18 June 2006 5 years ago 19 sec 3.7
An adult bird foraging on the ground Locality Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 November 2006 6 years ago 17 sec 3.6
There were at least 10-15 YB Magpies on the ground at the park.
Locality Los Alamos Park, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Alexander Viduetsky 21 August 2010 1 year ago 4.5
A bird eating a seed.
Locality Central Valley, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Dc.Owl 15 August 2008 4 years ago 3.5
A bird showing off on a fence rail.
Locality Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
aviac 27 February 2009 4 years ago 3.3
Bird on driveway in suburban Sacramento.
Locality Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA (United States)
Miriam Bauman 19 September 2005 3 years ago 2.9
sitting in a tree
Locality Solano County, California, USA (United States)
Kainushi 11 December 2011 2 years ago 2.8
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