Magpies of India

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Key Features The Rufous treepie is a bird with brownish yellow body,coffee brown head and a very long tail. Range Found all over India. Like other crow family members, it is very adaptable and is found in urban areas as well.
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Photo1 Courtesy of MunishJauhar, Photo2 Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel
Sound Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel, XC201924 & Sushant more, XC214230. Accessible at &

White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra

Key Features White-bellied treepies have the back of their head,breast and belly white.The face and neck are black.They have a very long tail. Range They are endemic to South India.They are less associated with human habitation than the widespread rufous treepie.
White-bellied treepie index image

Photo Courtesy of Joby Joseph
Sound Courtesy of David Farrow, XC19894 & Dilip KG, XC168286. Accessible at &