Species Details

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Common Green Magpie Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cissa chinensis
Family : Corvidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Edges of streams and ravines in dense evergreen and moist deciduous forests.
Description : Common Green Magpie is a vivid-green forest bird with a long tail which looks leaf-green from above and lighter green from below.A modest green crest extend behind the head.It has blood-red irises,stout bill and coral-red legs and feet.Both sexes look alike and the juvenile has a dark-brown head,shorter crest,duller bill and legs along with paler underparts. It is a medium-sized bird, measuring around 42-47 cm in length. The common green magpie is found in a range of habitats, including forests, woodlands, and scrublands, in parts of eastern and southeastern Asia, including China, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The common green magpie is omnivorous, feeding on a variety of food items, including insects, small vertebrates, fruits, and seeds. Common green magpies are known for their acrobatic flight, and are often seen flying and playing together in small groups. They are also known to be vocal birds, producing a range of calls and songs. The common green magpie typically breeds between April and July, building a cup-shaped nest in a tree or shrub. The female lays around 4-6 eggs, which are incubated by both parents for around 17-19 days.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.