Did you know?
- This bird prefers areas with evergreen trees and lots of shade.
- Its favorite foods include insects and their larvae, fruit, nectar from flowers, earthworms and spiders.
- To entice a female, a male will puff up his feathers, raise his bill and strut around.
- A female typically lays two to five eggs.
- Magpie robins sometimes mimic other birds’ calls.
The magpie robin is the national bird of Bangladesh.
When nesting, females spend more time feeding chicks, while males spend more time defending their territory and nest.
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild
The Magpie Robin is widespread and abundant.
Tropical southern Asia
Open woodlands, forest, cultivated areas and urban gardens
We care about magpie robins
The Saint Louis Zoo supports magpie robins at the Bird House and Bird Garden.
Find this animal in Historic Hill
SAINT LOUIS ZOO ZONE
Historic Hill is a lovely stroll through one of the oldest parts of the Saint Louis Zoo. From the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cage to the Spanish architectural flavor of the 1920s in the Bird House, Primate House and Herpetarium to the finishing touches of our thoroughly modern exhibits, this area of the Zoo has a unique ambiance and a nostalgic history that make it a great destination.