Family Crows and Jays (Corvidae)

Least Concern

Bornean Black Magpie (Platysmurus aterrimus)


French: Platysmure de Bornéo German: Borneorabenhäher Spanish: Urraca negra de Borneo

Glaucopis aterrimus


, 1829,

near Pontianak, west coast of Borneo


Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. leucopterus, but differs in its lack of white wing-flash (3); longer crest (at least 1); shorter tail (effect size −2.49, score 2); and distinctive vocalizations, including much longer “bell-like” call (3), chattering call with different pace and frequency (2), and rising pitch to harsh nasal call (ns[1]). Monotypic.



Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Bornean Black Magpie (Platysmurus aterrimus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 24 November 2017).