Black-billed Magpie

Pica hudsonia

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: The largest of two North American populations occurs year-round in the interior of western/central North America (generally not coastal), while another disjunct population are residents of the Pacific northwest (coastal Alaska and northwest British Columbia). A very similar species (or subspecies, depending on treatment) occurs across much of Europe, northern Asia and part of northwest Africa.

Record Details: Two records for Newfoundland – One was reported from a section of the Humber River (near Corner Brook) on July 25, 1967, while another was present and photographed at the Noddy Bay dump (near St. Anthony) from October 1988 until at least January 21, 1989. A previous individual was shot in Davis Inlet, Labrador in 1957.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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