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Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน

The Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia) is an Asian treepie, a member of the crow family, Corvidae.

It has a velvety-black forehead of short, plush black feathers with the rest of the bird being an oily green colour, though appearing black in dim light. The tail feathers which in this species are long and broaden at the tail's end are black also with a greenish tinge, as are the wings. The iris of the bird is a turquoise-blue darkening towards the pupil to a very deep or near black. The bill, legs and feet are black.

This bird occurs in southern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java and Bali in scrub and secondary growth, open fields and gardens, bamboo thickets and open forest often near villages.

It almost always feeds in trees (arboreal) never feeding from the ground though coming down to bathe on occasion. It moves through the trees with great agility and uses its remarkable tail as a balancing organ. It eats mainly insects and fruit.

A cup shaped nest is built in bamboo or shrubs especially thorny ones often surrounded by open grassy areas and normally lays 2–4 eggs.

The voice is usually described as harsh and unattractive. It has several described calls but a whining call is often heard.

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Length: 33 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 114 - 145 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

From opus at www.birdforum.net
Female / Male / Juvenile

• Sexes are similar. Juveniles have a brown iris and are dull greyish-black overall.

From opus at www.birdforum.net


Listen to the Racket-tailed Treepie



Remarks from the Recordist

I was in Bang Po this morning. I spotted a bird in top of the tree and my first thought was a White-rumped Shama, but the call is not the same and I never seen a Shama in top of a tree before.

The bird had a long tail and there was a flash of brown on top of the wings, but the bird was between me and the sun so it was all shadow.

Anyone recognizing the bird call? Sounds almost like a crow bird

Identified by the help of Werzik here on XC and birdforum https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=377760



Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity

Bathing at the bird hide. Only managed to get one short call



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Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity

I managed to get a short "BURP" recorded. Two Treepies seem to comunicate with these "BURPS" standing next to the water. But very hard to record as there was many calls/ songs from birds around the water bath.



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Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity

3 birds making a lot of noise at the water well


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 8 May 2020
Location: Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 8 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 8 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 8 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 18 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 18 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 18 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 19 May 2020 - Huai Khun Chit Reservoir, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 19 May 2020 - Huai Khun Chit Reservoir, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 19 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 19 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 19 May 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 2 June 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 2 June 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน - 2 June 2020 - Wat Tham Prathun, Chonburi

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน
13 June 2020 - eBird hotspot: Ban Song Nok, Kaeng Krachan

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, นกกาแวน
Racket-tailed Treepie / นกกาแวน
14 June 2020 - 3432, Tambon Huai Mae Priang, Kaeng Krachan



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