Why Are Magpies Attracted to Shiny Things?

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Magpies are attracted to shiny things because they use them to attract a partner. This is often seen as a way to give them an edge over the other. They intend to attract a partner by keeping the shiny objects at strategic places or locations for them to see.
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Magpies collect shiny objects for display in an attempt to attract a mate. The bird displaying the most objects of highest quality will get the best mate
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Crows and Magpies specifically enjoy shiny objects to decorate their nests with to attract possible mates. The males go out and pick up the shiny objects then build a nest and show
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