Taku is a male Black-billed Magpie.  He was rescued in 2008 in Soldotna as a juvenile following a cat or dog attack.  His right wing was severely injured requiring a partial amputation, as a result he cannot fly or survive in the wild.  Magpies are members of the corvid family which includes crows, ravens and jays.  They are known for their intelligence, which is apparent when watching Taku.