Azure-winged Magpie defending its food

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Choo Teik Ju documented this Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanea) at the Mai Po Reserve in Hongkong defending its food by raising to its full height, spreading its wings and cocking its tail. This is a typical threat display when the bird is unable or disinclined to flee, to make itself appears as formidable as possible,

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