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Arabian Magpie

Pica asirensis Bates, 1936

The Asir magpie, also known as the Arabian magpie, is a highly endangered species of magpie endemic to Saudi Arabia. It is only found in the country's southwestern highlands, in the Asir Region. It occurs only in African juniper forest in well-vegetated wadis and valleys. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian magpie, and still is by many authorities. This species is highly threatened by habitat destruction, as its native forests are not regenerating. Tourism development and climate change are also posing a threat. Only 135 pairs are known to survive in the wild, and this number is declining. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
   Pica
Scientific:
  Pica asirensis


Original description

Citation:
  Bates, 1936

Reference:
  Bull.Br.Orn.Club p.19

Protonym:
  Pica pica asirensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/125290#page/57/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  381534F5998662F2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-381534F5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/381534F5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 924159


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Pica asirensis: Asir Mountains (sw Arabia)
English:
Arabian Magpie
Catalan:
garsa d'Aràbia
Czech:
straka asirská
Danish:
Asirhusskade
German:
Asirelster
Spanish:
Urraca Árabe
Spanish (Spain):
Urraca árabe
French:
Pie d'Arabie
Croatian:
arabijska svraka
Italian:
Gazza arabica
Japanese:
アラビアカササギ
Lithuanian:
arabinė šarka
Dutch:
Asirekster
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Asirskjor
Norwegian:
Asirskjære
Polish:
sroka arabska
Portuguese:
Pega-árabe
Russian:
Аравийская сорока
Slovak:
straka arabská
Serbian:
Arabijska svraka
Swedish:
asirskata
Ukrainian:
Сорока аравійська
Chinese:
阿拉伯喜鹊


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Eurasian Magpie (Arabian) ( Pica pica asirensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Eurasian Magpie (Arabian) ( Pica pica asirensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Eurasian Magpie (Arabian) ( Pica pica asirensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Eurasian Magpie (Arabian) ( Pica pica asirensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Arabian Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Asir Magpie ( Pica asirensis) [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pica pica asirensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pica [pica or asirensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Belarusian: Аравійская сарока
Bulgarian: Арабска сврака
Catalan: garsa d'Aràbia
Czech: Straka arabská, straka asirská
Welsh: Pioden Arabia
Danish: Asirhusskade
German: Arabische Elster, Asirelster, Elster (asirensis)
English: Arabian magpie, Asir Magpie, Eurasian Magpie (Arabian)
English (United Kingdom): Common Magpie (Arabian)
English, HBW: Asir Magpie
English (IOC): Asir Magpie
English (United States): Asir Magpie
Esperanto: Asira pigo
Spanish: Urraca, Urraca Árabe
Spanish (Spain): Urraca árabe, Urraca Común (asirensis)
Spanish (HBW): Eurasian Magpie (Arabian)
Estonian: araabia harakas
French: Pie bavarde, Pie bavarde (Arabie), Pie bavarde (asirensis), Pie d’Arabie, Pie d'Arabie, Pie de l'Asir
Frisian: Asirekster
Irish: Meaig na Haráibe
Galician: Pega de Asir
Croatian: arabijska svraka
Italian: Gazza arabica
Japanese (romaji): kasasagi (asirensis)
Japanese: アラビアカササギ, カササギ (asirensis)
Scientific: Pica asirensis, Pica pica asirensis
Lithuanian: arabinė šarka
Latvian: Asīrijas žagata
Macedonian: Арапска страчка
Dutch: Asirekster, Ekster, Ekster (asirensis)
Norwegian Nynorsk: Asirskjor
Norwegian: Asirskjære, skjære (asirensis)
Polish: sroka arabska
Portuguese: Pega-árabe
Portuguese (Portugal): pega-árabe, Pega-da-arábia
Rhaeto-Romance: Giazla araba
Romanian: Coţofană arabă
Russian: Аравийская сорока
Northern Sami: Arábiaskire
Slovak: straka arabská
Slovenian: Arabska sraka
Serbian: Arabijska svraka, Svraka (arabijska)
Swedish: asirskata, skata (asirensis)
Turkish: Arabistan saksağanı, Asir saksağanı, Saksağan (asirensis)
Ukrainian: Сорока (звичайна) аравійська, Сорока аравійська
Chinese: 阿拉伯喜鹊

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