French: Témia vagabonde German: Wanderbaumelster Spanish: Urraca vagabunda
Subspecies and Distribution
D. v. bristoli
Paynter, 1961 – E Pakistan (S to Karachi) and E in Himalayan foothills to N India (Dehra Dun, in Uttarakhand).
D. v. vagabunda
(Latham, 1790) – Uttarakhand E to Bangladesh and NE India, S in peninsula to N Andhra Pradesh.
D. v. behni
Steinheimer, 2009 – W & C India from S Gujarat (E Surat district) S to C Karnataka and E to mountain ridges of E Western Ghats.
D. v. parvula
Whistler & Kinnear, 1932 – SW India (S Karnataka and Kerala).
D. v. pallida
(Blyth, 1846) – SE India S from Eastern Ghats (S of R Godavari).
D. v. sclateri
E. C. S. Baker, 1922 – W & N Myanmar.
D. v. kinneari
E. C. S. Baker, 1922 – C & E Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan) and NW Thailand.
D. v. saturatior
Ticehurst, 1922 – S Myanmar and SW Thailand.
D. v. sakeratensis
Gyldenstolpe, 1920 – C, E & SE Thailand, Cambodia, S Laos and C & S Vietnam.
46–50 cm; 90–130 g. Distinctive large treepie with long, strongly graduated tail, central feather pair somewhat broadening towards tip, rather short bill with... read more
Advertising call difficult to describe, but one of most familiar sounds of Indian countryside, a... read more
Open deciduous woodland of all kinds, from dry forest to moist broadleaf woodlands. Open... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, but primarily carnivorous. Recorded items include large variety of insects and their larvae, such as crickets and grasshoppers... read more
Season varies according to rains, generally Mar–Jul, but mostly May–Jun in N India and Mar–Apr in S (Kerala). Solitary... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and widespread throughout most of range; quite localized and uncommon in E, e.g. in Vietnam. The treepie most likely to be... read more
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