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CORVIDAE

The Corvidae family contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. They are considered the most intelligent of the birds. They are medium to large in size, with strong feet and bills, and a single moult each year (most passerines moult twice). Most species have bristle-like feathers covering their nostrils. They are omnivores having a varied diet. Corvids are found worldwide except for the tip of South America and the polar ice caps. [abstracted from Wikipedia]


Magpies and Treepies

Order Passeriformes    Family Corvidae


Genus Cissa

Magpie,_Bornean_Green-  Cissa jefferyi  Found: Borneo
Of the Cissa green-magpies, only the Bornean Green-Magpie has white eyes.
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Marcel_Holyoak  3) Sterna


Magpie,_Common_Green-  Cissa chinensis  Found: India to southeast Asia, Malaysia
The Common Green-Magpie has mainly green plumage (often fades to turquoise in captivity); broad black stripe from bill through eye to nape; long white-tipped tail.
Image by: 1) Jay Huebner  2) Steven & Courtney Johnson  3) David Jarvis - Thailand zoo 4) Jason_Thompson - Thailand
2, 3) Female 4) Male


Magpie, Indonesian Green- also  Yellow-breasted Magpie  Cissa hypoleuca  Found: China, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Quarti  2) Carrie_Ma - China


Magpie, Javan Green-   Cissa thalassina  Found: Java (Indonesia)
Image by: 1) Mike Price



Genus Crypsirina
Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. They are found in genera Crypsirina. Dendrocitta, Platysmurus, and Temnurus. The treepies are found in tropical south and southeast asia. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

Treepie, Hooded   Crypsirina cucullata  Found: Burma (Myanmar)
Image by: 1) John Gould  2) Nigel Voaden


Treepie,_Racket-tailed  Crypsirina temia  Found: southeastern Asia, Java, Bali
The Racket-tailed Treepie has mainly green plumage; black forehead; broad racket-like tail.
Image by: 1) Darren_Bellerby  2) Michael Gillam  3) Jason Thompson



Genus Cyanopica - 1` species

Magpie,_Azure-winged  Cyanopica cyanus  Found: Europe, Asia
The Azure-winged Magpie has glossy black head; white throat; light gray-fawn underparts, back; azure blue wings, tail top.
Image by: 1) Cristiano Crolle - Spain   2) Dick Daniels - Miami Zoo  3) Dick - Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle  4, 5) Darren Bellerby - Hong Kong  6) alexicya



Magpie,_Iberian  Cyanopica cooki  Found: Portugal, Spain
The Iberian Magpie has a black head; light gray-fawn back, underparts; white throat; azure-blue wings, upper-tail.
Image by: 1) Agustín Povedano    2) Mario Modesto Mata  3) Martien_Brand




Genus Dendrocitta
These treepies are plumaged in black, grey and rufous. Typically, the face and flight feathers are black, and the back is rufous.
Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. They are found in genera Crypsirina. Dendrocitta, Platysmurus, and Temnurus. The treepies are found in tropical south and southeast asia. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

Treepie,_Andaman  Dendrocitta bayleii Found: Indian islands of Andaman
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Niranjan Sant


Treepie, Bornean  Dendrocitta cinerascens  Found: southeast Asian island of Borneo
The Bornean Treepie has grayish back; pinkish-brown underparts, head; pale silver crown; pale rump; black wings with white patch
Image by: 1, 2) Kip Kee  - Kinabalu Park, Sabah, East Malaysia


Treepie,_Collared Dendrocitta frontalis  Found: Asia
The Collared Treepie has a black forehead, face, bib, tail; light silvery breast, neck, shoulders
Image by: 1) Pkspks  2) Thet Zaw Naing  3) Pranjal J Saikia - India


Treepie, Gray Dendrocitta formosae Found: Asia
The Gray Treepie has mainly gray plumage; gray underside becomes whiter towards rump; brownish back; black wings with white patch. Western birds have greyish rump and some grey in tail while the eastern forms have a white rump and a black tail.
Image by: 1) Wagtail - Taiwan  2) a-giau - Taiwan


Treepie,_Rufous  Dendrocitta vagabunda    Found: Indian Subcontinent and adjoining parts of southeast Asia
The Rufous Treepie has black head, neck; rufous mantle; bluish gray tail tipped with black; fawn lower breast, belly; black bill, legs.
Image by:  1) Manjith Kainickara - India  2) J M Garg - India  3) Arun_Prabhu - India  4) Bharat_Patil


Treepie,_Sumatran  Dendrocitta occipitalis  Found: Island of Sumtra in Indonesia
The Bornean Treepie is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Sumatran Treepie.
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Writhedhornbill  3) Samuel_Progin


Treepie,_White-bellied  Dendrocitta leucogastra  Found: southern India
The White-bellied Treepie has white nape, underparts; black face, bib, wings; white spot on wings; black and white tail.
Image by: 1) Badjoby - Kerala, India  2) Lip Kee  3) Naseer Ommer  4) Mike_Barth



Genus Pica

Magpie, Black-billed Pica hudsonia Found: North America
The Black-billed Magpie has black bill, head, mantle, breast, eyes, legs; white belly; dark blue-green wings, long tail.
Similar to: Common Magpie. The ranges do not overlap. Common Magpie bill thinner and more curved than bill of Black-billed Magpie.
Similar to: Yellow-billed Magpie. The bill color easily distiguishes between Black-Billed and Yellow-billed Magpies.
Image by:  1, 2, 3) Dick Daniels - Wyoming  4) Chuck Roberts - Colorado   5, 6, 7) Dick - Hatcher Pass, Alaska    8) Alan Wilson - British Columbia


Magpie, Eurasian also Common Magpie  Pica pica    Found: Europe, Asia, Africa
The Eurasian Magpie has black upperparts head, breast, tail, eyes, legs; white shoulders, belly; black wings with white primaries. The wings and back are glossed with green and violet sheen.
Similar to: Black-billed Magpie. The ranges do not overlap. Common Magpie bill thinner and more curved than bill of Black-billed Magpie.
Similar to: Yellow-billed Magpie. The bill color easily distiguishes between Black-Billed and Yellow-billed Magpies.
Image by:  1) Dick Daniels - England   2, 5) Erik Jergensen  3) David_Merrett  4) Cristiano Crolle - Arese, Magpied



Magpie,_Yellow-billed Pica nuttalli   Found: California
The Yellow-billed Magpie has yellow bill; black head, mantle, breast, eyes, legs; white belly; dark blue-green wings, long tail. Some have yellow around the eyes.
Similar to: Black-billed Magpie. The bill color easily distiguishes between Black-Billed and Yellow-billed Magpies.
Image by:  1) Charlie Westerinen - Carmichael, California  2) Linda Tanner - CA   3)  Greg Schechter - CA  4) Dick Daniels - CA   5) Bill_Bouton  6) Jerry Kirkhart




Genus Platysmurus - 1 species

Magpie, Black  Platysmurus leucopterus  Found: southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia
The Black Magpie is a type of treepie. Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. They are found in genera Crypsirina. Dendrocitta, Platysmurus, and Temnurus.
Image by: 1) Lip Kee - Malaysia



Genus Temnurus - 1 species
Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. They are found in genera Crypsirina. Dendrocitta, Platysmurus, and Temnurus.

Treepie, Ratchet  Temnurus temnurus  Found: southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Nicholas LeJeune  2) JasonBkk



Genus Urocissa

Magpie, Gold-billed  Urocissa flavirostris  Found: Indian subcontinent, Vietnam
The Gold-billed Magpie has yellow-gold bill; black head, neck, breast; white spot on nape; dull blue rump, shoulders; blue tail; white underparts; black long tail feathers broadly tipped with black.
Similar to: Blue Magpie. Blue Magpie has orange-red bill; Gold-billed Magpie has yellow-gold bill. Blue Magpie has blue spots on crown.
Image by: 1) PL Tandon - India  2) Rakesh Dogra


Magpie, Red-billed Blue-  also Blue Magpie  Urocissa erythrorhyncha Found: Indian subcontinent, Vietnam and area
The Blue-Magpie has black head, neck, breast; bluish spots on crown; dull blue rump, shoulders; bluer tail; greyish-cream underparts; orange-red bill, eye-ring, legs.
Similar to: Gold-billed Magpie. Blue Magpie has orange-red bill; Gold-billed Magpie has yellow-gold bill. Blue Magpie has blue spots on crown.
Image by: 1, 2) Dick Daniels -Miami Zoo   3) Nagesh Kamath - India  4) Tom Coleman - Washington National Zoo  5) David Cook - Cambodia 6) Charles Lam - Hong Kong  7) Dick -  Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle


Magpie, Sri Lanka Blue-
  Urocissa ornata  Found: Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie has mainly blue plumage; chestnut head, wings, upper-breast.
Image by: 1)Timindu    2, 3) Gaurika Wijeratne  4) Koshy_Kosh


Magpie, Taiwan also Formosan Blue-Magpie  Urocissa caerulea     Found: Taiwan
The Taiwan Magpie has black head, neck, breast; dark blue to purple back, underparts, tail; yellow eyes; red bill, legs.
Image by: 1) Lai Wagtail  2) Francesco Veronesi  - Yangmingshan, Taiwan  3) Hiyashi Haka  4) Wenjhel


Magpie,_White-winged Urocissa whiteheadi Found; southern China, Laos, northern Vietnam
The White-winged Magpie has black and white plumage, lacking the blue plumage other Urocissa magpies have.
Image by: 1) John & Jemi Holmes


Magpie, Yellow-billed Blue-  Urocissa flavirostris  Found: northern Indian subcontinent, Vietnam
The Yellow-billed Blue-Magpie has purplish-blue upperparts; black head, neck, upper-breast; white remainder of underparts; golden-yellow bill.
Image by: 1) Dibyendu Ash - India  2) Rakesh Kumar Dogra  3) Ron_Knight  4) Lip Kee

 




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