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Hooded Treepie

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Photo by James EatonBagan, Myanmar Borneo. Feb 2011
Photo by James Eaton
Bagan, Myanmar Borneo. Feb 2011

Alternative name: Hooded Racket-tailed Treepie

Crypsirina cucullata

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[edit] Identification

29 - 31cm. A distinctive treepie:

  • Light grey plumage
  • Black hood, surrounded by a narrow whitish-grey border
  • Long, black tail with a spoon-shaped extension
  • Black primaries and primary coverts
  • Dark blue eye with blackish orbital ring
  • Black legs

Sexes similar, juveniles duller and browner grey than adults.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to central and south Burma.
A not uncommon restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.

[edit] Habitat

Dry deciduous forest in lowlands up to 950m. Seems to tolerate secondary forest.

[edit] Behaviour

Diet little known. Reported to feed on insects.
Usually seen in pairs or family groups, often moving through cover.
Breeding reported in May and July. The nest seems to be similar to the one of Eurasian Magpie but smaller and well hidden in a small tree or in a thicket. Lays 2 - 4 eggs.
A resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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