Loc: Jelai Resort FH.
Date: Oct. 2011
|The Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the Crow family,|
|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.|
|Compared to the other members of its genus, the white-tipped tail is quite long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. The wings are reddish maroon|
|It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest (includingbamboo 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 reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs.|
|The nest is built in trees, large shrubs and often in tangles of various climbing vines. There are usually 4–6 eggs laid.|
FH, Pahang Msia.