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If Happy Is Set Free, Expect Lawsuits To Flourish

Drovers Magazine - 08 Oct 2018
To date, the only other species to pass the MSR test are: great apes, dolphins, orcas, the Eurasian magpie and ants. Now, should the NhRP prevail in their lawsuit, Happy could gain legal “personhood,” allowing animal activist lawyers to file lawsuits ...
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Snatch thieves in the bird world

The Borneo Post - 22 Sep 2018
Eurasian magpie. This black and white bird, because of its colours, has been adopted in football strips from south west to northeast England with such soccer clubs known locally as The Magpies. With a total length of 44cm, Pica pica looks a formidable ...
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Foreign magpie spotted at Pilbara port

The West Australian - 16 Oct 2017
A foreign magpie which likely came to WA aboard a ship has been found and removed from Cape Lambert Port near Wickham. The Eurasian magpie was first spotted at the Rio Tinto facility last year, before re-appearing in August when it was reported by port ...
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Researchers may be underestimating roadkill numbers

Science Daily - 14 May 2018
Seven species were observed removing the roadkill; two species of gull, carrion crow, Eurasian magpie, red fox, domestic dog, and domestic cat. Corvids were the most common scavengers, responsible for 42% of roadkill removals. In addition to the ...
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Five Myths About Magpies You Need To Stop Believing

Lifehacker Australia - 10 Oct 2017
Magpie season is currently in full swing (or should that be swoop?) with dozens of parks and playgrounds descending into avian war zones. But just because something is scary doesn't mean you should believe everything you hear. Here are five bogus ...
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Gulls on film: roadkill scavenging by wildlife in urban areas

OUPblog (blog) - 24 Jun 2018
Seven different species removed the roadkill; two species of gull; herring gull (Larus argentatus) and lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus), carrion crow (Corvus corone), Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), domestic dog (Canis ...
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Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth's Smartest Birds

National Geographic - 15 Mar 2018
Members of the corvid family (songbirds including ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, to name a few) are among the most intelligent birds, though common ravens may have the edge on tackling tough problems, according to McGowan. Watch This Clever ...
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New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

BirdLife International - 29 Dec 2016
It should do - this Saudi Arabia endemic was, until 2016, considered a race of the famous Eurasian Magpie Pica pica. However, unlike its widespread relative, which has a range that spans Ireland to Vietnam, just 135 pairs of Asir Magpie remain, all of ...
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Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC News - 16 Aug 2014
Magpies do not steal trinkets and are positively scared of shiny objects, according to new research. The study appears to refute the myth of the “thieving magpie”, which pervades European folklore. It is widely believed that magpies have a compulsive ...
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For The Love of Crows

Scientific American (blog) - 29 Oct 2015
Carrion crows Corvus corone and Eurasian magpies Pica pica are a constant feature of my living space – literally coming within a few metres of my office on most days of the week – and Rooks C. frugilegus and Eurasian or Western jackdaws C. monedula are ...
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Mirror test shows magpies aren't so bird-brained

New Scientist - 19 Aug 2008
Self-recognition, once thought to be an ability enjoyed only by select primates, has now been demonstrated in a bird. The finding has raised questions about part of the brain called the neocortex, something the self-aware magpie does not even possess.
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Magpies 'feel grief and hold funerals' - 21 Oct 2009
Another magpie did the same. Then all four stood vigil for a few seconds and one by one flew off." After publishing an account of the funeral he received emails from people who had seen the same ritual in magpies, ravens and crows. "We can't know what ...
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6 Fascinating Facts About the Misunderstood Magpie - 20 Aug 2014
Editor's note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on August 20, 2014. Enjoy! Magpies are often maligned as pests, but they're actually quite interesting birds that are usually overlooked for both their beauty and their intelligence. Here are six ...
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The Brilliance of the Birds

Scientific American - 12 Apr 2016
But magpies can do it too. Paint a red dot on a magpie's breast, and when it sees its reflection in the mirror, it will look down at its own breast and peck at the red spot. Or mental time travel, the ability to remember the past and plan for the ...

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