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Sri Lankan Endemic Birds (No 02) - Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornata)


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Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornata)

This large beautiful bird cannot be mistaken for any other Sri Lankan species. Mainly bright blue with red bill, and eye-ring and legs; chestnut head and neck; long graduated blue tail with black and then white tip. Sexes alike. It inhabits the forests of the hills and wet-zone foot-hills. A scarce bird seen in small family parties up to six or seven, but pairs and solitary individuals are sometimes observed.

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