27 March 2011

Green Megpie (Cissa chinensis)

The Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the Crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian Jay or slightly smaller.
 It is a vivid green in colour (often fades to turquoise in captivity), slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill (through the eyes) to the nape. 
It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central ChinaMalaysiaSumatra and northwesternBorneo in evergreen forest (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.
This bird seeks food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from countless invertebrates, small reptilesmammalsand young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a recently killed carcass.

                                                                                                                         Location - FH Msia. 


1 comment:

  1. hi Tank, nice series you have here. Watch out on the exposure tho.