Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Passeriformes > Family Corvidae > Genus Pica

Pica pica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Corvus Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PicaBrisson, 1760accepted genus name

Species group names

Corvus pica Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: galica; griza; grizha; grizhla; laraska; laskra sources: DHORA, DH. 2008: Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: Husskade sources: danish PESI focal point
 Dutch: Ekster sources: Dutch Species Register
 English: Magpie sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 English-United States: Black-billed Magpie sources: Charles Hussey
 Galician: Snag breac
 German: Elster sources: german PESI focal point
 Greek: Κοινή Καρακάξα ; Κοινή Καρακάξα sources: Greek PESI focal point
 Irish: Snag breac sources: Nash, Roisin (FaEu - Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (Ecoserve))
 Israel (Hebrew): עקעק זנבתן sources: Hebrew PESI focal point
 Italian: Gazza sources: italian PESI focal point
 Lithuanian: šarka sources: Lithuanian PESI focal point
 Norwegian: Skjære sources: Norwegian PESI focal point
 Norwegian Bokmål: skjære sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 106
 Norwegian Nynorsk: skjor sources: Syst. Nat. ed. 10 p. 106
 Romanian: Coţofană sources: Romania PESI focal point
 Russian: сорока sources: Russian PESI focal point
 Slovenian: sraka sources: Slovenian PESI focal point
 Spanish, Castillian: Urraca sources: spanish PESI focal point
 Swedish: skata
 Turkish: Saksagan; Saksağan sources: Turkish PESI focal point
 Ukrainian: Сорока sources: Ukranian PESI focal point
 Welsh: pioden



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Drs Cees Roselaar. Pica pica (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=97133




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