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