Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
Common Green Magpie, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Shemgang, Bhutan
March 2008

The Common Green Magpie is distributed from the eastern Himalayas to northern Vietnam, through Malaysia and Indochina to Sumatra and north-west Borneo.

Common Green Magpie, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is found mainly in dense undergrowth of broadleaved forest.

It is green with a red bill and legs, red eye, black mask, and chestnut wings.

We found this bird collecting nest material on one side of the road before flying to a thicket on the other side where it was building its nest.
Common Green Magpie, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto.
Common Green Magpie, Shemgang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image
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