The treepies comprise four closely related genera (Dendrocitta, Crypsirina, Temnurus and as of recently also Platysmurus) of long-tailed passerine birds in the family Corvidae. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.


Following Ericson et al. (2005), the Black Magpie is placed with the treepies:


  • Ericson, Per G. P.; Jansén, Anna-Lee; Johansson, Ulf S. & Ekman, Jan (2005): Inter-generic relationships of the crows, jays, magpies and allied groups (Aves: Corvidae) based on nucleotide sequence data. Journal of Avian Biology 36: 222-234. PDF fulltext

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