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Streptocitta albicollis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Streptocitta
Bonaparte, 1850

Streptocitta albertinae
Streptocitta albicollis

Streptocitta is a genus of large starlings in the family Sturnidae. Both species have a pied plumage and a long tail, giving them a superficial resemblance to a magpie. Although not closely related to the true magpies, they have therefore been referred to as magpies in the past. The two species are restricted to forests in Wallacea in Asia.



  • Coates, B., & Bishop, K. (1997). A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea. Dove Publishing, Alderley, Queensland. ISBN 0-9590257-3-1