Short-tailed Green Magpie

The Short-tailed Green Magpie is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Short-tailed Magpie or Short-tailed Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina) is a passerine bird of 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. More

Mount Kinabalu NP, Sabah, Borneo Short-tailed Green Magpie has a rather harsh call; a reminder that they are passerine birds which . Nice and clear shot of the bird. Well done as it not necessarily easy to see. avianwatchasia. More

Short-tailed Green Magpie (endemic) Borneon Treepie (endemic) Black-sided Flowerpecker (endemic) Black-sided Flowerpecker (endemic) Black-capped White-eye (endemic) Eye-browed Jungle Flycatcher (endemic) Click to view the next photo photographer Paul Huang. More

another Short-tailed Green Magpie was noisily active. After breakfast we drove up to Timpohon Gate and the start of the summit trail. A very good sighting for some was two coucals just before the gate – at this altitude and habitat they could only have been Short-toed, probably the first sighting in this area. As the day was sunny with the top of the mountain almost clear of cloud, we had a very pleasant 3 hour stroll up to Km 2. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Cissa
Species : thalassina
Authority : (Temminck, 1826)