Pica pica

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Poster with an old illustration of one of Europe's, through all time, most feared and influential bird - the magpie. In the picture we can read Pica pica, Latin for the bird species and it was published in the book Swedish Birds According to Nature in 1929.  

The magpie is one of the most intelligent animals on earth. Based on studies, their intelligence seems to be on a par with chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. The bird's intelligence lies in its social pattern, imagination, inference and ability to anticipate things. They have complex social rituals and can express grief. They hide and store food and can divide their food in perfect proportions for their babies. In captivity, magpies have been seen imitating human voices.

In the western European folklore and Norse-Germanic mythology, the magpie is associated with a number of superstitions and is seen as an omen of misfortune. Killing a magpie, was thought to cause grave misfortune in Germany, France and not least Scotland. In Sweden, the magpie was associated with witchcraft and in Norwegian folklore it was thought that it was a cunning bird of the underground creature called Huldra. 

Illustrator: The Von Wright Brothers | Created: about 1929 | Copyright: CC-PDM 

Note that the images will be cropped slightly differently depending on the size you choose. Frame not included. Read more about image and image quality here: FAQ's. 

A frame is not included when purchasing a poster but needs to be purchased separately - either via the popup that opens when you add to cart or via our collection page for frames.

The motif is printed on a 200 gram premium paper from one of the world's leading paper manufacturers - Hahnemühle.

The paper is matte and has a warm tone that gives the image a fantastic depth. Thanks to the unbeatable quality of the paper, you can count on a durability of up to 60 years if you expose it sparingly to sunlight and other loads.

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We deliver to the whole world and always offer free shipping! Depending on which country you ship to, the delivery may mean that certain customs duties and taxes are added - there is no additional duty or tax on deliveries within, among others, the EU, USA or Norway.

Delivery time is normally 1-3 working days within the Nordic countries, 2-5 to others Europa and 3-8 working days in other parts of the world. If you order from Norway, your order will be delivered with Fedex, to Sweden and other parts of the world with DHL. Your package is normally delivered to your nearest delivery point!