Treepies

I’ve covered the Treepies which include the generas Dendrocitta, Crypsirina, Temnurus and Platysmurus.  They all have long tails and live high in the trees, preferring to stay up high and not visiting the ground much. There are 11 species within these generas.

  1. Grey Treepie, Dendrocitta formosae
  2. Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda
  3. Black-faced Treepie, or Collared Treepie, Dendrocitta frontalis
  4. Sumatran Treepie, Dendrocitta occipitalis
  5. Bornean Treepie, Dendrocitta cinerascens
  6. White-bellied Treepie, Dendrocitta leucogastra
  7. Andaman Treepie, Dendrocitta bayleyi
  8. Black Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia (formerly Dendrocitta)
  9. Hooded Treepie, Crypsirina cucullata
  10. Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Temnurus temnurus
  11. Black Magpie Platysmurus leucopterus

They are mostly found in Asia and India. They are beautiful with their long tails and elusive. Many are threatened or near threatened and endemic to particular regions.