This beautiful bird is a Taiwan blue magpie. It sure puts the mapies in
my neighborhood look downright boring. In 2007 they were voted to be the
national bird of Taiwan, though that has never been made formal.

 Taiwan Blue Magpie (Image via 1,000,000 Pictures)Taiwan Blue Magpie (Image via 1,000,000 Pictures)

Like magpies everywhere they possess a raucous, chattering call. This could mean that these birds are annoying world wide.

Image via 1,000,000 Pictures, Source: Wikipedia