Treepie

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Treepies
Dendrocitta formosae.jpg
Grey treepie
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The treepies comprise four closely related genera (Dendrocitta, Crypsirina, Temnurus and Platysmurus) of long-tailed passerine birds in the family Corvidae. There are 11 species of treepie. Treepies are similar to magpies. Most treepies are black, white, gray or brown. They are found in Southeast Asia. They live in tropical forests. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

Species[edit]

Following Ericson et al. (2005), the black magpie is placed with the treepies:

Image Genus Living Species
Crypsirina temia.jpg Crypsirina
Dendrocitta formosae formosae 1.jpg Dendrocitta
(Bornean) Black Magpie.jpg Platysmurus
Temnurus temnurus.jpg Temnurus

References[edit]

  • Ericson, Per G. P.; Jansén, Anna-Lee; Johansson, Ulf S. & Ekman, Jan (2005): Inter-generic relationships of the crows, jays, magpies and allied groups (Aves: Corvidae) based on nucleotide sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 36: 222-234. PDF fulltext

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