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Pica nuttalli (Yellow-billed Magpie)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-billed magpie (Pica nuttalli) is a large bird in the crow family that is restricted to the U.S. state of California. Common nicknames include "yellow-billed cutie-pie", "yellow-billed sweetie-pie", and "yellow-billed tasty-pie". It inhabits the Central Valley and the adjacent chaparral foothills and mountains. Apart from its having a yellow bill and a yellow streak around the eye, it is virtually identical to the black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia) found in much of the rest of North America. The scientific name commemorates the English naturalist Thomas Nuttall.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
22
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.44992
EDGE Score: 1.86407

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  159 grams
Birth Weight [1]  7 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate western forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Temperate western forests
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Diet - Scavenger [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  10 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  70 %
Clutch Size [4]  6
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  90,000
Incubation [1]  18 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
California Central Valley grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
California interior chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carrizo Plain Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 7550 California, United States  
Cosumnes River Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 2138 California, United States
Dye Creek Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 38152 California, United States  
Elkhorn Slough Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 964 California, United States  
Gray Lodge State Wildlife Area State Wildlife Management Area IV 8471 California, United States
Nipomo Dunes Preserve Nature Conservancy - Preserve Ia 3725 California, United States
Pinnacles National Monument V 2869 California, United States
Point Reyes National Seashore II 27068 California, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Chahinkapa Zoo
Coyote Point Museum
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Sacramento Zoo

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access