Vivid greens pop beautifully along with their red eyes and legs and finished off with a rather flashy zorro like mask

Vibrant greens contrast beautifully with bright fleshy eye rims in a bird.

That can really surprise you when you discover some are actually blue, making this bird one of the most distinctive in its species!

Vivid greens pop beautifully along with their red eyes and legs and finished off with a rather flashy zorro like mask

The crow family includes the common green magpie (Cissa chinensis).

Not surprisingly, the name of this Magpie species comes from its primary color, which is a bright green.

However, this is not always the case, as some of these birds eventually turn blue!

The belly is a slightly lighter color, with a thick black stripe running from the bird’s bill to the nape of the neck.

The wing primaries are a reddish maroon, with a long green tail that tapers to white tips.

Vivid greens pop beautifully along with their red eyes and legs and finished off with a rather flashy zorro like mask

The bill, as well as the fleshy rim around the eyes and legs, is red.

This species ranges from the lower Himalayas into northeastern India, then south into central China, Malaysia, Sumatra, and northwestern Borneo.

This bird forages for food on the ground as well as in trees in its natural habitat.

Invertebrates such as insects, larvae, earthworms, millipedes, and snails are hunted.

It will also look for eggs of reptiles, mammals, and birds.

Vivid greens pop beautifully along with their red eyes and legs and finished off with a rather flashy zorro like mask

During the breeding season, a nest is constructed in a tree, large shrub, or vine, where up to 6 eggs are laid.

This species does not approach the Vulnerable threshold due to its wide range.

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