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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea

Familia: Corvidae
Genus: Dendrocitta
Species: D. bayleyi - D. cinerascens - D. formosae - D. frontalis - D. leucogastra - D. occipitalis - D. vagabunda

Dendrocitta Gould, 1833

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt1 no.5 p.57
Steinheimer, F.D. (in press): Zootaxa

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Baumelstern
中文: 樹鵲屬

Dendrocitta is a genus of long-tailed passerine birds in the crow and jay family, Corvidae. They are resident in tropical South and Southeast Asia. The generic name is derived from the Greek words dendron, meaning "tree," and kitta, meaning "magpie".[1]

The species are plumaged in black, grey and rufous. Typically, the face and flight feathers are black, and the back is rufous. They are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

They are, in taxonomic order:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Dendrocitta formosae formosae 1.jpg Dendrocitta formosae Grey treepie Indochina, southern mainland China and Taiwan
Dendrocitta vagabunda -Kerala, India-8a.jpg Dendrocitta vagabunda Rufous treepie Indian subcontinent and adjoining parts of Southeast Asia
Dendrocitta frontalis.jpg Dendrocitta frontalis Collared treepie northeastern Indian Himalayas, Bangladesh, Nepal and across into Burma
Dendrocitta occipitalis Sumatran treepie Sumatra in Indonesia
Bornean Treepie (Dendrocitta cinerascens).jpg Dendrocitta cinerascens Bornean treepie Borneo
White-bellied Treepie.jpg Dendrocitta leucogastra White-bellied treepie Western Ghats, mainly south of Goa
Dendrocitta bayleyii Andaman treepie Andaman Islands of India


Jobling, James (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Christopher Helm. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

Madge and Burn, Crows and Jays ISBN 0-7136-3999-7

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