Gray Treepie

The Grey Treepie, also known as the Himalayan Treepie, is an Asian treepie, a medium sized and long-tailed member of the crow family. They are widely distributed along the foothills of the Himalayas in South Asia and extending into Southeast Asia. The populations vary in plumage and several are named as subspecies.

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The Gray Treepie is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Gray Treepie is a large (34-38 cm) member of the crow family with a very long, graduated tail. In the Taiwan subspecies the basal third of the centre of the tail is gray (black in mainland subspecies), the rest of the tail is black, and the rump is whitish-gray (white on mainland). The face is blackish, the head, neck and upper breast are gray, the mantle is brown, the belly is white and the vent rufous. More

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Family : Corvidae
Genus : Dendrocitta
Species : formosae
Authority : Swinhoe, 1863