Monday, 15 June 2015

The Vivid Green Magpie, A crow family member, vocal sound is peep-peep whistles and chatters.

The most beautiful green magpie (Scientists name is Cissa Chinensis,) is a member of the crow family, approximately about the size of the Eurasian jay or a touch smaller. The magpie is a vivid green in color, marginally lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill to the nape. The bird is compared to the other members of its genus; the white-tipped tail is fairly long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. 

The wings are reddish maroon.  Well, the bird can be found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest including bamboo forest, clearings and scrub. The Magpie bird naturally searching food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from myriad invertebrates, small reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a carcass. The bird naturally built nests in trees, large shrubs and every so often in tangles of different climbing vines. Moreover, the nests usually four to six eggs laid. Moreover, the bird voice is quite varied but frequently a harsh peep-peep. It also likes to frequently whistles and chatters. The Green Magpie is classified as Least Concern, but it does not fall in more at risk category. The Green Magpie is widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category. Source: Charismatic Planet

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