of the southern taiga of western Siberia -
song and habitat around Tomsk
Pica pica bactriana - Magpie - Сорока - Ekster - Song
Recorded on the 13th of April 2004 in the Siberian botanical garden of Tomsk (mixed wood; at 56°28N, 84°56E). Background species: Parus major.
Common in our latitudes all the year round.
Inhabits diverse habitats, from woodlands to floodplains with shrubby grasslands. Lives in settlements, including urban areas. Common and region-wide.
The Magpie song is heard from January until the end of May.
Sound link for non-Flash.