Binomial name: Crypsirina temia, Francois Marie Daudin, 1800
The racket-tailed treepie (Crypsirina temia) is an Asian treepie, a member of the crow family, Corvidae.
It has a velvety-black forehead of short, plush black feathers with the rest of the bird being an oily green colour, though appearing black in dim light. The tail feathers which in this species are long and broaden at the tail's end are black also with a greenish tinge, as are the wings. The iris of the bird is a turquoise-blue darkening towards the pupil to a very deep or near black. The bill, legs and feet are black.
This bird occurs in southern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java and Bali in scrub and secondary growth, open fields and gardens, bamboo thickets and open forest often near villages.
It almost always feeds in trees (arboreal) never feeding from the ground though coming down to bathe on occasion. It moves through the trees with great agility and uses its remarkable tail as a balancing organ. It eats mainly insects and fruit.
A cup shaped nest is built in bamboo or shrubs especially thorny ones often surrounded by open grassy areas and normally lays 2–4 eggs.
The voice is usually described as harsh and unattractive. It has several described calls but a whining call is often heard.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Corvidae Genus Crypsirina Species Crypsirina temia
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Chong National Park Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Erawan National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Hang Chat District, Lampang Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Hat Wanakon National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Krachao District, Kanchanaburi Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit Forest Park Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Lanta National Park Kui Buri National Park Laem Ngop District, Trat Laem Pak Bia Lam Nam Kok National Park Lam Nam Nan National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Tha, Lampang District, Lampang Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chumphon National Park Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pattani District, Pattani Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Nam Nao National Park Namtok Sam Lan National Park Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Thung Thong Non-Hunting Area Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Nong Yai Area Development Project Under Royal Init Ob Khan National Park Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-Hunting Area Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pang Sida National Park Pathio District, Chumphon Pha Hin Ngam National Park Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Toei National Park Phunphin District, Surat Thani Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok National Park Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Salak Pra Wildlife Sanctuary Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Si Satchanalai National Park Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Ta Phraya National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tat Mok National Park Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Thap Lan National Park Wang Chan District, Rayong Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Range map of Crypsirina temia in Thailand
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