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Green Magpie

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Corvidae

Green Magpie
Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)

Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis), also called Common Green Magpie, is a local resident in Himalayas and north-east India.   Size: 38 cm

Identification: Medium size, green bird with red bill and legs. Black facial mask around the eyes. Chestnut wings and white-tipped tertials. Long white-tipped tail. Sexes alike.

Habitat: Moist evergreen deciduous forest. Keeps singly or in pairs.

Food: The diet of Green Magpie consists mainly of large insects and other small animals, such as frogs, lizards or snakes.

Breeding: The breeding season is usually from April to May. The nest is a broad but shallow structure hidden in dense vegetation. 4-6 greenish-grey eggs.

Status: Scarce but not globally threatened.

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
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