Rufous Treepie

Scientific Name: Dendrocitta vagabunda
Common Name: Rufous Treepie, Asian Treepie
Other Name: Indian Treepie

Identifying Features: long silver and black tipped tail, orange body, dark grey head and throat, cinnamon brown colour

Fun Facts:

  • Rufous Treepie is a very good climber and quickly goes out of sight due to its fast climbing capability.
  • The scientific name of the species describes the habitat and behavior of the bird. Thus, Dendrocitta vagabunda implies that the Indian Treepie is a ‘tree wandering magpie’.

This image was clicked by Praveen Pandian – via Flickr.

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