Yellow-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa flavirostris) - HBW 14, p. 595
French: Pirolle à bec jaune
Spanish: Urraca Piquigualda
Other common names: Gold(en)-billed/Black-headed Magpie, Golden-billed Blue Magpie
Taxonomy: Psilorhinus flavirostris Blyth, 1846, Darjeeling, India.
Genus has sometimes been subsumed in Cissa, but three members of latter seem to form a distinctive group. Present species forms a superspecies with U. caerulea and U. erythroryncha. Race cucullata intergrades with nominate in C Nepal. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cucullata Gould, 1861 - N Pakistan (from Hazara) E through NW India to Nepal.
- flavirostris ( Blyth, 1846) - Nepal E to NE India and N Myanmar, also in adjacent S China (extreme SE Xizang).
- schaeferi Sick, 1939 - W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
- robini Delacour & Jabouille, 1930 - extreme N Vietnam (NW Tonkin).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird looking for food in herbivore dung. Locality Himachal Pradesh, India (ssp cucullata)
Carmelo López 29 May 2010 4 years ago 11 sec 4
A Bird on a tree. At around 25 seconds, an Eurasian jay will attack this bird. Locality Uttarakhand, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 22 May 2011 3 years ago 35 sec 3.4
A view of an individual moving in a tree (a part of the clip slow motioned). Locality Lama Camp, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp flavirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 17 April 2014 5 weeks ago 17 sec 3.2
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Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli)
Locality Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Jacques Erard 15 April 2013 33 weeks ago 4
A bird on the ground
Locality Bhutan (ssp flavirostris)
Arthur Grosset 4 April 2008 4 years ago 4
feeding on the ground
Locality Dharamshala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India
Shivam Tiwari 31 May 2014 18 weeks ago 3.8
Scavenging for food through a pile of rubbish
Locality Uttarakhand, India
sbiswas 20 May 2014 21 weeks ago 3.7
Yellow Billed Blue magpie. A rare sighting.
Locality The Misty Mountains Retreat, Jhaltola, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India
Madhur@misty 15 June 2013 1 year ago 3.6
Common bird seen in pair and feeding the fledged young ones
Locality Jibhi, Banjar Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
jugal Tiwari 27 May 2013 1 year ago 3.6