Streptocitta

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

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.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

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