Racket-tailed Treepie
The Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) is an Asian treepie, a member of the Corvidae (crow) family.
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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Racket-tailed Treepie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) is an Asian treepie, a member of the Corvidae (crow) family. It has a velvety-black forehead of short, plush black ...
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Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) - BirdLife species factsheet
Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia. Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable ...
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Racket-tailed Treepie » Crypsirina temia - Oriental Bird Images
English synonyms: Racquet-tailed Treepie, Black Racket-tailed Tree Pie, Black Racket-tailed Treepie, Black Racquet-tailed Tree Pie, Black Racquet-tailed ...
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My (belated) Best Bird of the Year 2011: Racket-tailed Treepie
Jan 3, 2012 ... What is there not to love about the Racket-tailed Treepie? The Racket-tailed Treepie was not the rarest bird I saw in 2011. It quite possibly was ...
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Racket-tailed Treepie -- Sp 9 Photo Gallery by Alex Vargas at pbase ...
Racket-tailed Treepie -- Sp 9. Amazing iridescence on a cracker that is -even- common in any water hole inside the forest, so a common visitor to sites with ...
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Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) :: xeno-canto
1:18. Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) · call. Frank Lambert · Sorng Rokavorn Community Forest, Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia. 2010-11-27 .
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Racquet-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) | the Internet Bird Collection
Crows (Corvidae). Racquet-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) - HBW 14, p. 603. French: Témia bronzée German: Spatelbaumelster Spanish: Urraca Bronceada
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Crypsirina temia - Avibase
Crypsirina temia: S Myanmar to n Malaya, Indochina, Java and Bali. Source: Clements checklist 2012. Czech: straka tmavá. German: Spatelbaumelster Danish:
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Treepie - Wikipedia, the free…
The treepies comprise four closely related genera (Dendrocitta, Crypsirina, Temnurus and Platysmurus) of long-tailed passerine birds in the family Corvidae. They are ...
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Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) - BirdLife International
close. LC. Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia ... Yale University Press, New Haven, USA. ... BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Crypsirina temia.
Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) - BirdLife ... - Americas
Yale University Press, New Haven, USA. Population justification ... Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Crypsirina temia.
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Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World
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Charles Gald Sibley, 1990
Racket-tailed Treepie. [3450.] Forest, brush. Lowlands to 1000 m of se Asia in s,e Burma (incl. Tenasserim), Thailand, Indochina, Java and Bali. (BLACK RACKET-TAILED/BRONZED/BLACK TREEPIE). Crypsirina cucullata Jerdon 1862.
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Craig Robson, Richard Allen, 2005
PLATE 80 TREEPIES & CROWS 1 RUFOUS TREEPIE Dendrocitta vagabunda 46-50 cm (a) Adult kinneari: ... m. range Ra/lc R N Myanmar, W,E Tonkin, 4 Racket-tailed Treepie Crypsirina temia 30.5-32,5 cm (a) Adult: Stun, all blackish; ...
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Birds of the World: A Photographic Guide
2007
Firefly's Birds of the World, a good value for the money, is recommended for public and academic libraries. (Nancy Cannon Booklist 2007-12-01)A comprehensive single-volume reference... Persons with a cosmopolitan interest in bird life will find this a handy and helpful reference. (Charles Leck American Reference Books Annual 2008 2008-01-00)
A World Checklist of Birds
A World Checklist of Birds
Burt L. Monroe, 1997
BORNEAN TREEPIE. (Bom) Ü Dendrocitta leucogastra. WhiTE-BELLIED Treepie . (sw India). . . . J Dendrocitta frontalis. COLLARED TREEPIE. (s Asia) Ü Dendrocitta bayleyi. ANDAMAN TREEPIE. (And) _] Crypsirina temia. RACKET- TAILED ...
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands
A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali: The Greater Sunda Islands
1993
"The 800+ illustrations by Karen Phillipps, presented in 99 color plates, are nicely done and an essential compliment to the text. . . . a major contribution to bird study . . . and an essential reference for ornithologists and birders visiting or residing in those islands. Most highly recommended." --Wildlife Activist"The most compl...
Ecology of Java & Bali
Ecology of Java & Bali
Tony Whitten, Roehayat Emon Soeriaatmadja, 1996
Small blue kingfisher Alcedo caerulescens v White-collared kingfisher Halcyon chloris Pacific swallow Hirundo tahitica V Common iora Aegithina tiphia V Racket -tailed treepie Crypsirina temia V Slender-billed crow Corvus enca \ Great tit ...
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