Common name: Eurasian magpie
Scientific name: Pica pica
Nutrition: Omnivorous: nuts, acorns, berries and fruits, invertebrates such as beetles and spiders.
Features: It has a wingspan of 52-62 cm and shiny black plumage alternating with large white sections. It is a very intelligent animal with a highly developed brain. The male and female birds collaborate in the creation of the nest, one holds the twigs in place, the other flies around looking for more twigs and then weaves them together to create the nest architecture.
Curiosity: In Norse mythology, the magpie represented the messenger of the gods.