The red billed blue magpie is found in western Himalayas, China and Vietnam among evergreen forests and predominantly hilly or mountainous regions. The head, neck and breast of magpie are black with a bluish spotting on the crown. The shoulders and rump are duller blue and the under parts are a greyish cream. The long tail is a brighter blue with a broad white tip. The bill is a bright orange-red with the legs and feet and rings as well.