Well, that's clearly a Yellow-billed Magpie. I'd say the chance of it being a 
wild vagrant is about zero. A nonmigratory species, separated by mountains and 
thousands of miles, turning up here is extremely unlikely.


JMHO


Kevin


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<bounce-122962335-3714...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of matt klein 
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Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:57 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-Billed Magpie in Great Neck today

My buddy, Dan Galimidi observed and photographed a yellow-billed magpie sitting 
on a telephone wire in Great Neck today between 3 and 4 PM.  A link to the 
photo posted to Facebook is here.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156079055974401&set=gm.281339845836710&type=3

It would be extremely out of range if it was in fact a wild bird. The species 
seems to only be found in a small area in California. Reporting it here to see 
is anyone else has seen it or has any ideas how it would have gotten here.

Thanks!
Matt

... to be continued.
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