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Treepies
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Corvidae
 
Genera
  • Dendrocitta
  • Crypsirina
  • Temnurus
  • Platysmurus

The treepies comprise four closely related genera (Dendrocitta, Crypsirina, Temnurus and as of recently also Platysmurus) of long-tailed passerine birds in the family Corvidae. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

Species

Following Ericson et al. (2005), the Black Magpie is placed with the treepies:

  • Genus Dendrocitta
    • Grey Treepie, Dendrocitta formosae
      Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda
      Black-faced Treepie, or Collared Treepie, Dendrocitta frontalis
      Sumatran Treepie, Dendrocitta occipitalis
      Bornean Treepie, Dendrocitta cinerascens
      White-bellied Treepie, Dendrocitta leucogastra
      Andaman Treepie, Dendrocitta bayleyi
  • Genus Crypsirina
    • Black Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia (formerly Dendrocitta)
      Hooded Treepie, Crypsirina cucullata
  • Genus Temnurus
    • Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Temnurus temnurus
  • Genus Platysmurus
    • Black Magpie Platysmurus leucopterus

References

  • 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

External links


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