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<3Green Magpie     Among the traditional magpies, there appear to be two distinct lineages: one consists of Holarctic species with black/white coloration and is probably closely related to crows and Eurasian jays. The other contains several species from South to East Asia with vivid coloration which is predominantly green or blue.

Green Magpie Photo & comment by John Piercy 2009 copyright

Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis). A vividly colored corvid of parts of India and Southeast Asia. photo: Lawrence Neo.

Common Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis - A vividly colored corvid of parts of India and Southeast Asia. - By Lawrence Neo

Javan green Magpie  Via Discover Your World -fb

Let me introduce you to the Javan Green Magpie, also known as the the Short-tailed Magpie or Cissa Thalassina. The Javan Green Magpie is part of the Corvidae family.


Waxwing and Cuckoo – Mark Hancox Bird Photography - Waxwing – such beautiful and unique birds!


Love by Gorazd Golob - Mating ritual of Northern Gannets brings all kind of nice scenes. This was taken in Helgoland. The background was in the shade (see far away) and only birds were still lit by the sun.

The Crowned Crane of Africa.

loveforearth: Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum), Africa photo by David Benard

Yellow-crowned Gonolek

Yellow-crowned Gonolek (Laniarius barbarus) a. Common gonolek, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the bushshrike family. It is a common resident breeding bird in equatorial Africa from Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo east to Ethiopia.

Bee hummingbird.  International Widlife, May-June 1991Photographs by Robert A. Tyrrell

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) International Wildlife, May-June 1991 Photographs by Robert A.