SRI LANKA BLUE MAGPIE or CEYLON MAGPIE (Urocissa ornata) - ©Rainbirder
- Sri Lanka blue magpie is a member of the crow family living in the hill forests of Sri Lanka, where it is endemic.
- This is a species of a dense wet evergreen temperate rain forest.
- It is declining due to loss of this habitat.
- Sri Lanka blue magpie is usually found in small groups of up to six or seven birds.
- It is largely carnivorous, eating small frogs, lizards, insects and other invertebrates, but will eat fruit.
- The Sri Lanka Blue Magpie is about the same size as the European Magpie at 42–47 cm. The adults are blue with chestnut head and wings, and a long white-tipped tail. The legs and bill are red. The young bird is a duller version of the adult.
- The Sri Lanka Blue Magpie has a variety of calls including mimicry, a loud chink-chink and a rasping krak-krak-krak-krak.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Blue_Magpie
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the Sri Lanka blue magpie (Urocissa ornata) is a member of the crow family and can be found in the rain forests in the interior of the island | +