French: Pirolle verte German: Jagdelster Spanish: Urraca verde
Mergui, Tenasserim, Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. chinensis
(Boddaert, 1783) – Common Green Magpie – Himalayas from Uttarakhand (Garhwal) E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, S Assam hills), EC Bangladesh, N Myanmar, extreme S China (S Yunnan and SW Guangxi), Thailand, N Laos and Vietnam (N Annam), and possibly also S Laos.
C. c. klossi
Delacour & Jabouille, 1924 – C Annam (Vietnam) and C Laos.
C. c. robinsoni
Ogilvie-Grant, 1906 – extreme SW Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
C. c. minor
Cabanis, 1851 – Sumatra and Borneo.
C. c. margaritae
Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – Yellow-crowned Green Magpie – Mt Langbian (S Annam) in Vietnam.
37–39 cm; 120–133 g. Distinctive and striking green magpie with graduated long tail, slightly shaggy rear crown, rather prominent bill, nostrils concealed by soft... read more
Noisy; presence usually first indicated by its loud, penetrating calls, which vary in intensity of... read more
Tropical and subtropical broadleaf evergreen and mixed deciduous forests, chiefly in foothills.... read more
Food and feeding
Basically carnivorous. Diet includes beetles (Coleoptera), crickets (Orthoptera), mantises (Mantidae), small frogs, snakes, lizards and... read more
Egg-laying in Apr and May in India, Apr in Myanmar and Jan and Feb in Borneo. Solitary breeder. Nest a bowl of twigs, interwoven with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally not uncommon to locally common over main part of range; distinctly scarce in W Himalayas (Uttarakhand, in N India); not well known in its... read more
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