Genus Urocissa

Formosan Blue Magpie - In 2007 National Bird Voting Campaign held by Taiwan International Birding Association, there were over 1 million votes cast from 53 countries. Formosan Blue Magpie defeated Mikado Pheasant and was chosen as Taiwan's national bird, though it has yet to be formally accepted.

Red-billed Blue Magpie - The head, neck and breast are black with a bluish spotting on the crown. The shoulders and rump are a duller blue and the underparts are a greyish cream. The long tail is a brighter blue with a broad white tip. The bill is a bright orange-red as are the legs and feet and a ring around the eye. This red can vary across its range to almost yellow in some birds.


Yellow-billed Blue Magpie - Yellow-billed Blue Magpie at Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India


Ceylon Blue Magpie - This is a species of a dense wet evergreen temperate rain forest. It is declining due to loss of this habitat. Sri Lanka Blue Magpie is usually found in small groups of up to six or seven birds. It is largely carnivorous, eating small frogs, lizards, insects and other invertebrates, but will eat fruit.


White-winged magpie - The binomial commemorates the British explorer John Whitehead.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Corvidae
Genus : Urocissa