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Malayan black magpie

Malayan black magpie
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Platysmurus
P. leucopterus
Binomial name
Platysmurus leucopterus
(Temminck, 1824)

The Malayan black magpie (Platysmurus leucopterus) is a species of bird in the family Corvidae. 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.[2]

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. The Bornean black magpie (P. atterimus) was formerly considered a subspecies.[3][4] The natural habitats of the Malayan black magpie are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Platysmurus leucopterus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T103719039A94026632. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103719039A94026632.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ dos Anjos 2007, p. 567
  3. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2.
  4. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-05-29.

Cited texts

  • dos Anjos, Luiz (2007). "Family Corvidae (Crows)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Editions.

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