By: Cody Barr
Black-billed magpies have quite a naughty reputation. They're known for being aggressive thieves and ruthless hunters in the wild, killing songbirds and munching on their eggs. Their devious actions are only highlighted by their harsh, raspy calls. Unfortunately for magpies of the world, their reputation isn't getting much help from the internet.
A recently circulated video shows a magpie that possesses a horrifying talent: it can mimic a child's giggle perfectly. It is easily the most creepy bird vocalization ever recorded.
According to the video's description, this particular Magpie was rescued and raised by Rumble user "shura84". After spending some time being nursed back to health, he was released back outside. Surprisingly, he returns to his old home when called. Where exactly he learned this crazy cackle is still unknown.
He's not the only talking Magpie on the internet, though. Give a listen to Pica, the chatty bird from Fancy's Family Farm in the UK!
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