asian pied starlingasiatic

Asian treepie (English) [ IPA: এচিয়ান ট্ৰি-পাই ASM: এচিয়ান ট্ৰি-পাই]
Contributed by: Mousumi Hazarika on 2008-02-24
1. Bird(Common Noun) It is an Asian treepie, a member of the Corvidae (crow) family.The range of this species covers all of India up to the Himalayas, and in southeast Asia it is found in Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Thailand. It is generally found in open forest consisting of scrub, plantations and gardens.The colour of its head, neck and breast are a deep slate-grey colour, sometimes slightly brownish.The underparts and lower back are tawny-brown to orange-brown in colour. The tail is a light bluish-grey with a thick black band on the tip. The bill, legs and feet are black. It feeds almost completely in trees on fruits, invertebrates,small reptiles etc.