magpie

General - A bird with black and white plumage and a long tail. (1) The Bible story says that this bird was excluded from the ark because it chattered so much and was forced to ride on the roof. (2) In China the magpie is used as the imperial emblem. It is regarded as the bringer of good news and, accordingly, is known as the Bird of Joy. (3) In Rome the magpie was regarded as the bird of Mars. Sometimes known as magpie, Magpie Bridge, Magpie Bridge, Hikoboshi, Tanabata, also Picus or also Picus.

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