French: Platysmure à ailes blanches German: Malaienrabenhäher Spanish: Urraca negra malaya
Malay Peninsula S from extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand, Bintan (in Riau Archipelago), Sumatra, Bangka I and Belitung I.
39 cm; 178–182 g. Rather heavily built, black “jay” with moderately long and broad tail strongly graduated, rather short but stout bill with curved... read more
Rather noisy, voice often first clue to bird’s whereabouts; possibly some geographical... read more
Lowland forest, to 200 m in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, and to 800 m on Sumatra, thus chiefly... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Few details of diet, but species known to be fond of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera), and doubtless takes a... read more
Poorly studied. Season Dec and Feb–May in Malay Peninsula. Solitary breeder. Nest a relatively large platform of twigs, with shallow... read more
Sedentary, so far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon throughout range; rare (perhaps extinct) in Singapore. Reliance on lowland forest makes this species vulnerable to habitat... read more
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