Species of Thailand

Black magpie

Platysmurus leucopterus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

(In Thai: นกกาน้อยแถบปีกขาว)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกกาน้อยแถบปีกขาว

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (ONEP)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (BCST)

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Black Magpie (platysmurus leucopterus)

Range Map

Distribution map of Black magpie, Platysmurus leucopterus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
Range map of Platysmurus leucopterus in Thailand