Taiwan Blue Magpie eating a snake

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A Taiwan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) eating a snake was videoed in Taiwan first appeared HERE. Melanda Chan alerted BESG to the clip and obtained permission from a Mr Lin to repost it here.

The Taiwan Blue Magpie picked up the dead snake from the ground that was a few times longer than itself.

From here it took the snake to higher ground on a huge rock where it pecked at the scales to get at the flesh. It then took the snake to the trees, stopping at various branches to continue eating bits and pieces after breaking through the skin.

Mr Lin
Taiwan
October 2015

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