Scientific name: Cracticus tibicen
Enviroment located in : Found throughout the uk
sculpture scale: 1:1
sculpture size: Standing H17 W9 D32 cm
Suitable for outdoor display: yes
materials used: High fired ceramics and matt finish with pewter legs
With its noisy chattering, black-and-white plumage and long tail, there is nothing else quite like the magpie in the UK. When seen close-up its black plumage takes on an altogether more colourful hue with a purplish-blue iridescent sheen to the wing feathers, and a green gloss to the tail. Magpies seem to be jacks of all trades - scavengers, predators and pest-destroyers, their challenging, almost arrogant attitude has won them few friends. Non-breeding birds will gather together in flocks.