British wildlife recordings

Pica pica : Magpie - Corvidae

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:53

  • Shelf mark

    W1CDR0001425 BD19

  • Subjects

    Birds

  • Recording date

    1961/04/02

  • Recording locations

    Culver, Devon: OS Grid Reference(284500,90500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Magpie, Pica pica

  • Description

    A chattering magpie, recorded at Culver in Devon. The magpie may not be one of Britain’s best loved wild birds but it’s definitely one of the most well known. With its distinctive black-white plumage, harsh chattering calls and cocky swagger, this confident bird is found throughout England, Wales, Ireland and lowland areas of southern Scotland. A highly adaptable scavenger, magpies are happy in almost all habitat types ranging from open countryside to inner city areas.

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