Taiwan Blue Magpie

Introducing the Taiwan Blue Magpie, a striking bird native to the mountainous forests of Taiwan! With its vibrant blue plumage, long tail, and distinctive black mask, the Taiwan Blue Magpie is a sight to behold







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The Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) is a colorful and striking bird endemic to Taiwan. With its vibrant blue plumage, contrasting black markings, and long tail, it's often considered one of the most beautiful birds in East Asia.

The Taiwan Blue Magpie is not only a symbol of Taiwan's natural beauty but also holds cultural significance in the region.


The lifespan of Taiwan Blue Magpies in the wild is not precisely known, but it is estimated to be around 6 to 10 years.

However, in captivity, they may live longer, with some individuals reaching up to 15 years or more with proper care and conditions.

Weight & Diet

The Taiwan Blue Magpie is a medium-sized bird, typically weighing between 150 to 200 grams.

As for their diet, Taiwan Blue Magpies are omnivorous, meaning they eat a variety of foods. Their diet includes insects, small reptiles, fruits, seeds, and occasionally small mammals or carrion.

Did You Know?

  • Known for their raucous calls and melodious songs, Taiwan Blue Magpies are talented vocal performers.
  • In Taiwanese culture, the Taiwan Blue Magpie is considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
  • Taiwan Blue Magpies are known for their intelligence and problem-solving abilities
  • Taiwan Blue Magpies are highly adaptable birds, able to thrive in a variety of habitats ranging from subtropical forests to urban areas