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Azure-winged magpie, Cyanopica cyanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanopica
Bonaparte, 1850
  • Cyanopica cyanus
  • Cyanopica cooki

Cyanopica is a genus of magpie in the family Corvidae. They belong to a common lineage with the genus Perisoreus.[1]


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Cyanopica cyanus perched.jpg Cyanopica cyanus Azure-winged magpie eastern Asia in most of China, Korea, Japan, and north into Mongolia and southern Siberia
Blauelester donana.jpg Cyanopica cooki Iberian magpie southwestern and central parts of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and Portugal


  1. ^ Ericson, Per G. P.; Jansén, Anna-Lee; Johansson, Ulf S.; Ekman, Jan (2005). "Inter-generic relationships of the crows, jays, magpies and allied groups (Aves: Corvidae) based on nucleotide sequence data" (PDF). Journal of Avian Biology. 36 (3): 222–234. CiteSeerX doi:10.1111/j.0908-8857.2001.03409.x.
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