597. Pica mauritanica

597. MOORISH MAGPIE.
PICA MAURITANICA.
Pica mauritardca, Malh. Mem de la Soc. d’Hist. Nat. de Metz, p. 7 (1843); LevailLjr. Expl. Scient. d’Alger. Atl. OK pl. 8 ; Dresser, iv. p. 519, pl. 260, fig. 1 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 66 ; Koenig J.i.0. 1895, Taf. vi. figs. 4a, b (eggs).
L'Agaag, Arabic.
£ ad, (Algeria). Differs from P. rustieai in having a conspicuous bare, bright cobalt blue spot behind the eye, the rump black, not white ; the Hack on the breast extends further down, and the head and back are more glossed with green. Culmen l-45, wing 6'2, tail 10-7, tarsus l-75 inch.
Hab. N.W. Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,- &e.)
In habits it does not differ from P. rmtica, and its nest and eggs closely resemble those of that species. The eggs are usually deposited in May. This species is especially victimized by Coccystes glandarius.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
597. Pica mauritanica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
597
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
418
Common name: 
Moorish Magpie
M_ID: 
20461
M_SN: 
Pica pica mauritanica
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10564

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