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Category:Cissa - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Cissa


Group of Asian Magpies. They share a velvet black mask, green plumage, chestnut-red wings and red bills and legs.
The plumage of all species can fade ot to blue, white and brown. This happens frequently to captive birds but also in the wild.


Cissa is a genus in the family Corvidae.
It's closely related to the genus Urocissa. The species limit in this genus have been discussed a long time. Delacour proposed six species, Vaurie only two. The actual consensus is to accept four species like here.

Genus Cissa viewedit
C. chinensis Common Green Magpie
C. hypoleuca Indochinese Green Magpie
C. thalassina Javan Green Magpie
C. jefferyi Bornean Green Magpie


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

Pages in category ‘Cissa’

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.