The Eurasian magpie or common magpie

The Eurasian magpie or common magpie is a resident bird here in Hong Kong. It is one of several birds in the crow family designated magpies. It belongs to the Holarctic radiation of "monochrome" magpies. And yep, that is our word for today..."Holarctic"

The Holarctic realm is a biogeographic realm that comprises the majority of habitats found throughout the continents in the Northern Hemisphere.