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American Magpie
Pica hudsonia

This is a rare bird in San Diego. There are some breeding pairs in the Tijuana River riparian zone. Most have escaped from captivity as these birds are sold for pets in Tijuana. They are a relative of the jay and do present a threat to the endangered Least Bell's Vireo. The range for the Magpie is north and east of us.

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