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Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae


It is the same size as other Dendrocitta species and is separated from them by the overall grey colour of the body. The races in the western part of the distribution have a greyish rump and some grey in tail while the eastern forms have a white rump and a black tail. The face and throat are dark and black with a diffuse mask. The body is grey on the underside becoming whiter towards the vent. The back and scapulars are brownish. The crown and nape are greyish and the black wing has a prominent white carpal patch. The vent is rufous and the outer tail feathers and tips of the central feathers are black.


The Grey Treepie is largely arboreal and is found in a wide range of habitats including forest, cultivation and human habitation. The distribution range includes Pakistan, India, Nepal, Assam, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, southern China, Taiwan and Indochina.


Found inside NTU campus.

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新北市 (New Taipei City), 台北市 (Taipei City), Taiwan

Spotted on Apr 11, 2010
Submitted on Jun 23, 2011

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