French: Pirolle de Whitehead German: Hainankitta Spanish: Urraca de Hainan
Other common names:
White-winged Blue Magpie,
Five-finger Mountains, interior of Hainan, China
Hainan (SE China).
43–46 cm; c. 200 g. A bulky-bodied forest magpie with relatively long and strongly graduated tail, central pair of feathers only a little longer than next; bill quite... read more
Most frequently uttered call a repeated, hoarse, rising "shurreek". Similar, but lower in... read more
Tropical broadleaf evergreen forests, including edges of cultivation and secondary growth; found... read more
Food and feeding
Not well documented. Apparently omnivorous; said to feed on various invertebrates and berries, but no specific information available. Very... read more
Little known. Perhaps a social breeder; seems to be encountered in quite large parties throughout year. Only described nest, on Hainan (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Nominate race rare; race xanthomelana widespread on mainland, where locally not uncommon. Fragmentation of rainforest habitat through forest... read more
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