Native Animals

Cissa chinensis

Common Green Magpie
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 21124
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Description

Common Green Magpie or Gagak Gunong (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the crow family (Corvidae). Gagak Gunong’s primarily green plumage is an unusual colour amongst corvids. This species has a bright emerald green upperparts and slightly paler green underparts, reddish-brown wings, a thick black stripe extending from the bill, through its dark eyes and all the way to its nape and a very long white-tipped tail. Its eye rims, bill and legs are bright red. Compared to other species from the same genus Cissa, C. chinensis has a recognisable longer tail and distinct tertial pattern and green underparts.

Frequent exposure to the sun can cause the Gagak Gunong’s green feathers fade to turquoise-blue because yellow carotenoids or bio-pigments, the source of its green plumage colouration is destroyed by the light or due to the lack of carotenoids in their diet. The blue plumage is also caused by the feather structure’s refracting light properties known as schemochromes.

This species is primarily carnivorous and consume a wide variety of invertebrates especially beetles and grasshoppers, small reptiles and mammals, young birds and eggs. Gagak Gunong can be found in bamboo forests, scrubs and lowland evergreen forests.

Assessment

Location

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  • Pahang 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
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Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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References

Book
  1. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, 2015. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Davison, G.W.H. & Chew, Y. F. (1995). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. New Holand Ltd. pp. 144.
  3. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohd Nor, D.H. (2007). Avifauna: Taman Negara: Senarai Spesies. Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 44.
  4. Myers, S. (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Simon Papps, Singapore. pp. 272.
  5. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita Yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 2. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 359.
  6. Jeyarajasingam, A., Norhayati, A., Yasser, M.A. & Ilias, R. (2016). Burung-burung Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Penerbit UKM, Bangi, Malaysia. pp. 165. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) | eBook (EPUB) ]

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ainul Aqilah Binti Mohd Nasir, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Allen Jeyarajasingam, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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