Javan green magpie

Javan green magpie

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Cissa thalassina

The Javan green magpie is a passerine bird in the crow family, Corvidae. This critically endangered species is endemic to montane forests on the Indonesian island of Java. It formerly included the Bornean green magpie as a subspecies, in which case the "combined" species was known as the short-tailed magpie. The bright green plumage is the result of the yellow pigment lutein, which they gain from their insect diet. They also feed on small lizards and frogs. Initially juveniles are bluish, but they become green after their first moult. In captivity, adults turn bluish if their diet is inadequate.

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References

1. Javan green magpie Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javan_green_magpie
2. Javan green magpie on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22724821/134213647
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/71617

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