Scientific Name: Platysmurus leucopterus
Malay Name: Burung-Kambing Barat
Chinese Name: 白翅鹊
Range: Breeding Range: (OR) Malay Pen., Sumatra.
Identification: All black with band of white along greater coverts and tertials. Long, broad tail.
Habitat: Forest edge of mature or well-grown secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Often found foraging at upper or mid-canopy level. Presence often given away by raucous, distinctive call.
Local Status: Very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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Featured reports: Jul 2022
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Black Magpie)
BirdLife International. (2016). Platysmurus leucopterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103719039A94026632.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Malayan Black Magpie. Retrieved on May 28, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/malayan-black-magpie.