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Urocissa caerulea.jpg
Urocissa caerulea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Urocissa
Cabanis, 1850

Urocissa is a genus of birds in the family Corvidae, a family which contains the crows, jays and magpies. Established by Jean Cabanis in 1850, it contains the following species:[1]

Urocissa is a combination of the Greek words for "tail" (oura) and "magpie" (kissa).[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Urocissa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 397. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.