Species of Thailand
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 Corvidae family. 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 forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Videos of Black magpie
- Platysmurus leucopterus
- Thai: นกกาน้อยแถบปีกขาว, nok kaa noi thaep peek khaaw
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
- 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
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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