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Ceylon Magpie

Urocissa ornata (Wagler, 1829)

The Sri Lanka blue magpie or Ceylon magpie is a brightly coloured member of the family Corvidae, found exclusively in Sri Lanka. This species is adapted to hunting in the dense canopy, where it is highly active and nimble. Its flight is rather weak, though, and is rarely used to cover great distances. In spite of the Sri Lanka blue magpie's ability to adapt to the presence of humans, it is classified as vulnerable to extinction due to the fragmentation and destruction of its habitat of dense primary forest in the wet zone of southern Sri Lanka. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Corvidae
Genus:
   Urocissa
Scientific:
  Urocissa ornata


Original description

Citation:
  (Wagler, 1829)

Reference:
  Isis col.749

Protonym:
  Pica ornata

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27011943


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  326EA4E0D46629DA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-326EA4E0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/326EA4E0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563648


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Urocissa ornata: Dense evergreen hill forests of Sri Lanka
English:
Ceylon Magpie
Catalan:
garsa blava de Sri Lanka
Czech:
kraska srílanská
Danish:
Sri Lanka-kitta
German:
Schmuckkitta
Spanish:
Urraca Cingalesa
Spanish (Spain):
Urraca Cingalesa
Finnish:
srilankanloistoharakka
French:
Pirolle de Ceylan
Croatian:
cejlonska svraka
Hungarian:
díszes kitta
Italian:
Gazza di Sri Lanka
Japanese (romaji):
seironsanjaku
Japanese:
セイロンサンジャク
Lithuanian:
Šrilankinė žydroji šarka
Dutch:
Blauwe Kitta
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunhovudskjor
Norwegian:
Brunhodeskjære
Polish:
kitta ozdobna
Portuguese:
pega-azul-cingalesa
Russian:
Ланкийская лазоревая сорока
Slovak:
kita ozdobná
Serbian:
Crvenoglava plava svraka
Swedish:
ceylonblåskata
Ukrainian:
Кіта цейлонська
Chinese:
斯里兰卡蓝鹊
Chinese (Traditional):
斯里蘭卡藍鵲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pirolle de Ceylan ( Urocissa ornata)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pirolle de Ceylan ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 1st edition:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2021:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 3rd edition:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 4th edition:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2015:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2016:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2017:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2018:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Clements, version 2019:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 1.50:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 1.52:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 1.53:
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 1.54:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 1.55:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2015:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2016:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2017:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2018:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2019:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
eBird version 2021:
Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Ceylon Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Ceylon Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Ceylon Blue-Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Oriental Bird Club:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Urocissa ornata
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Urocissa ornata
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Urocissa ornata
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Ceylon Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Sri Lanka Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie ( Urocissa ornata)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Urocissa ornata
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Urocissa ornata

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: Seylon lacivərd sağsağan
Catalan: garsa blava de Sri Lanka
Czech: Kraska cejlonská, kraska srílanská
Danish: Sri Lanka-kitta
German: Blaukitta, Schmuckkitta
English: Ceylon Blue Magpie, Ceylon Blue-Magpie, Ceylon Magpie, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie, Sri Lanka Magpie
English, HBW: Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
English (IOC): Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
English (United States): Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie
Esperanto: Srilanka blua pigo
Spanish: Urraca Azul de Ceilon, Urraca Cingalesa
Spanish (Spain): Urraca Cingalesa
Spanish (HBW): Sri Lanka Blue-Magpie
Estonian: tseiloni lasuurharakas
Finnish: Ceyloninloistoharakka, srilankanloistoharakka
French: Pirolle de Ceylan, Pirolle du Sri Lanka, Pirolle ornée
Croatian: cejlonska svraka
Hungarian: díszes kitta
Italian: Gazza azzurra di Sri Lanka, Gazza di Sri Lanka
Japanese (romaji): seironsanjaku
Japanese: セイロンサンジャク
Scientific: Cissa ornata, Pica ornata, Urocissa ornata
Lithuanian: Šrilankinė žydroji šarka
Dutch: Blauwe Kitta
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brunhovudskjor
Norwegian: Brunhodeskjære
Polish: kitta ozdobna
Portuguese: pega-azul-cingalesa
Portuguese (Portugal): pega-do-ceilão
Russian: Ланкийская лазоревая сорока, Цейлонская лазоревая сорока
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Sri Lanka Kahibella
Slovak: kita ozdobná
Serbian: Crvenoglava plava svraka, Plava svraka sa Šri Lanke
Swedish: Ceylonblåskata
Tamil: இலங்கை
Turkish: Seylan mavi saksağanı
Ukrainian: Кіта цейлонська
Chinese: 斯里兰卡蓝鹊
Chinese (Traditional): 斯里蘭卡藍鵲

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