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Green Magpie

Cissa chinensis

Description:

A member of the crow family. It is a vivid green in colour, 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.

Habitat:

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 (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.

Notes:

Not uncommon but highly elusive.

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45 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

What an incredible series.

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Fantastic images

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

awesome series, Dive, and congrats i like the 2nd one

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Lovely... Very nice series.... I love it..

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

Amazing pictures

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Very Beautiful !

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 7 years ago

Nice shot!

Dr.PonMalar
Dr.PonMalar 7 years ago

wow.. :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Congratulations DiveMUster ! - I must say the bill and eye look a little like that of a crow, especially in pic #2. - amazing colours and great photos..

DiveMUster
DiveMUster 7 years ago

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes! It is a great honour to have this as the SOTD.

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD. Nicely captured.

Phil_S
Phil_S 7 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

zulkifly
zulkifly 7 years ago

congrats!!

what a magnificent photo collection

carlos.velazco
carlos.velazco 7 years ago

This is a really nice photo!

Beautiful bird!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congrats. Someone should tell this crow it should be black.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Congratulations for SOTD!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Gorgeous bird colors and photos. Congratulations!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Awesome bird and shots! Congrats!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Wonderful! Congratulations for SOTD!

tibiprada
tibiprada 7 years ago

gorgeous species.. happy SOTD.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Congrats Lim... You have presented very beautiful and fantastically captured spectacular poses.

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Great series, congratulations :)

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 7 years ago

Amazing beauty! Congratulations!

DiveMUster
Spotted by
DiveMUster

Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 19, 2012

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