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Species of Thailand

Black magpie

In Thai: นกกาน้อยแถบปีกขาว, nok kaa noi thaep peek khaaw

Binomial name: Platysmurus leucopterus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

The black magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. Despite its name, it is neither a magpie nor, as was long believed, a jay, but a treepie. Treepies are a distinct group of corvids externally similar to magpies. It is monotypic within the genus Platysmurus.

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. The subspecies P. l. atterimus is endemic to the island of Borneo; it is sometimes considered a full species known as the Bornean black magpie. The natural habitats of the black magpie are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Corvidae
Genus
Platysmurus
Species
Platysmurus leucopterus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกาน้อยแถบปีกขาว, nok kaa noi thaep peek khaaw

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Black Magpie (platysmurus leucopterus)

Range Map

Distribution map of Black magpie, Platysmurus leucopterus in Thailand
Range map of Platysmurus leucopterus in Thailand