- Length: 16 inches
- Large, striking bird
- Yellow sturdy bill
- Long, iridiscent tail
- Black head, breast, back, rump and undertail coverts
- White belly
- Iridiscent wings with white patches in flight
- Dark legs
The Yellow-billed Magpie can be told from the very similar Black-billed
Magpie by its yellow bill.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.