Ratchet-tailed treepie

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Ratchet-tailed treepie
Temnurus temnurus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Temnurus
Lesson, 1831
T. temnurus
Binomial name
Temnurus temnurus
(Temminck, 1825)

The ratchet-tailed treepie (Temnurus temnurus) is a species of bird in the crow and jay family Corvidae. The species is also known as the notch-tailed treepie. It is monotypic within the genus Temnurus.[2]

The species has a disjunct distribution in Southeast Asia and China. One population is found in southern Thailand, another in southern Vietnam, another in central and northern Vietnam and Laos, and the last in Hainan in China. Its natural habitat tropical moist broadleaf evergreen lowland forests, and secondary forest and scrubland.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Temnurus temnurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b dos Anjos, Luiz (2007). "Family Corvidae (Crows)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David. Handbook of the Birds of the World. 9. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Editions.

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