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Category:Cyanopica - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Cyanopica


This genus contains only two species, formerly considered conspecific.
The Iberian Magpie in Spain and Portugal was once thought to derive from birds brought by sailors and merchants from Asia. However the differences between the two populations suggest that they have been isolated a long time ago. The findings of fossils of this species at Gibraltar is another proof that the colonization of Europe by this species was not the result of human introduction.


Cyanopica is a genus in the Family Corvidae.

Genus Cyanopica viewedit
C. cooki Iberian Magpie
C. cyanus Azure-winged Magpie


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. 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

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Pages in category ‘Cyanopica’

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.