Short-tailed Magpie

Scientific Name
Cissa thalassina
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Genus
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered (CR)

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The Javan Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina), or Short-tailed Magpie, is a passerine bird in the crow family, Corvidae. It is endemic to montane forests on the southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Java. It dwells in thick vegetation in the mid and upper storeys of forests, and makes only short flights. Uniquely among the members of its genus, the Bornean subspecies jeffreyi has whitish eyes. The nominate subspecies from Java, as well as all other members of the genus, have dark reddish-brown eyes. Short-tailed Green Magpie has a rather harsh call; a reminder that they are passerine birds which belong to the crow family Corvidae.