Magpies

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Data on magpies has been collected for more than 100 years – this data set, collected across Europe, brings this historical data into one convenient file.

The resource includes relevant information relating to the measurement of magpies, alive or dead, as well as migration patterns and distribution across the continent.

The rich data set includes location and time information, and an indication of where and when the bird was found after ringing.

Achievable research questions that can be answered with the data are included in the comprehensive teacher guidance. No guidance on the specific methods to be used are provided, so this resource is recommended for teachers with some confidence in data analysis methods. The data manipulation can be carried out using Excel or other appropriate software.

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