Javan green magpie
This species is endemic to forests on the Indonesian island of Java.
The majority of their diet is made up of insects and frogs, which gives the magpie their vibrant green plumage.
Little is known about the behaviour of this extremely rare bird. Only a handful of European zoos currently house this species and are working together to try and find about the bird's traits.
Breeding takes place throughout the year, with usually one or two eggs laid.
Javan green mapgies face the huge threats of habitat loss and degradation, driven by agricultural expansion, logging and mining in their native range. The species is also illegally poached for the songbird trade.
- Latin Name: Cissa thalassina
- Class: Birds
- Order: Passeriformes
- Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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