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Although originally thought to be a variant of the typical magpie species Pica pica, recent research has shown it to be a distinct species, which has been named Pica coreae.
The most distinguishing characteristics that differentiate the bird from other magpies are the brighter blue coloring and their large size, often rivaling the size of crows or ravens.
Because they had been traditionally kept as curio pets by Gohangukians, they have in essence migrated with these people to wherever they have settled in large numbers, where feral magpies establish new local populations.
In Ardispherian Culture
The birds are quite intelligent and often semi-"tame." As a result, they appear frequently in Ardispherian literature and art.