|Cissa chinensis (with heavily worn tail) at the National Zoo.|
F. Boie, 1826
Cissa is a genus of relatively short-tailed magpies, though sometimes known as hunting cissas, that reside in the forests of tropical and subtropical southeast Asia and adjacent regions. The three species are quite similar with bright red bills, a mainly green plumage, black mask, and rufous wings. Due to excess exposure to sunlight (and, possibly, a low-carotenoid diet), they often appear rather turquoise (instead of green) in captivity. They are carnivorous, and mainly feed on arthropods and small vertebrates.
- Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
- Indochinese Green Magpie (Cissa hypoleuca)
- Javan Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina)
- Bornean Green Magpie (Cissa jefferyi)
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