Red-billed Blue Magpie, Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha)

Interesting :

Is a small sized bird. The male and the female have the same characteristics. The area from the head to the neck is black. Feathers on the body are purplish blue. The wing edge is purplish blue. The wing tip is white. The Red-billed blue magpie has a long and beautiful tail with the purplish blue color. The tail tip is white. Its upper pair of its tail is longer than the other pair. The mouth is red, the leg is orange and red, and the eyes is black.

Habitat :

Can be found in Asia near Himalaya massif, China, Myanmar, and Indochina. In Thailand, it can be found in every region except in the South.

Food :

The Red-billed blue magpie eats the fruit that falls down on the ground. It seeks for the insect and small reptile for its food, including the bird eggs and the chick. It sometimes eats the smaller bird or the weaker bird.

Behavior :

Lives together in a small troop in the grove wood and sparse forest. The Red-billed blue magpie normally makes the noise while seeking for the food. It sometimes may seek for the food on the ground, rock hole, and the decay wood hole.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern


CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Passeriformes

FAMILY : Corvidae

GENUS : Urocissa

SPECIES : Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha)

Conservation status : Least Concern

Reproductive :

The breeding season of the Red-billed blue magpie is during March to May. It will build the nest by weaving the branches together and having a small basin in the middle. It supports the nest with the root or leaves which it can be found in that area. The female of the Red-billed blue magpie will lay 3 to 6 eggs each time and will stay 6 to 8 meters from the ground.

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Update : 11 April 2017