Andaman Treepie

Andaman Treepie / Dendrocitta bayleii

Andaman Treepie

Here the details of the Andaman Treepie named bird below:

SCI Name:  Dendrocitta bayleii
Protonym:  Dendrocitta bazlei Ibis p.119
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Corvidae /
Taxonomy Code:  andtre1
Type Locality:  Andamans.
Publish Year:  1863
IUCN Status:  


(Corvidae; Ϯ White-bellied Treepie D. leucogastra) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; κιττα kitta  magpie; "The genus proposed by Mr. Gould comprehends the Pica vagabunda, Wagl., Pica Sinensis, Gray, and a third species which the author believes to have been hitherto unnoticed.  To this group, on account of its arboreal habits, he gives the name of  DENDROCITTA.  Rostrum capite brevius, cultratum, ad basin latum, culmine arcuato, lateribus subtumidis.  Nares basales, plumis setaceis partim tectæ. Alæ mediocres, remigibus 5ta 6taque longioribus.  Cauda elongata, cuneata, rectricibus spatulatis.  Tarsi breves, debiles.  Digiti mediocres.  Hallux fortis, ungue forti, incurvo.  Typus genericus. DENDROCITTA LEUCOGASTRA.  ...  The shortness and comparative feeblenessof the tarsi in Dendrocitta, and its more elongated tail, the feathers of which are equally graduated, except the two middle ones which are much longer than the others, distinguish it from the typical Picæ, the common Magpie for example.  These characters are in accordance with its habit of wandering from tree to tree in search of its food. It is further distinguished by the form of its bill.  All the species yet known are natives of Eastern Asia." (Gould 1833); "Dendrocitta Gould, 1833, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 57.  Type, by original designation, Dendrocitta leucogastra Gould." (Vaurie in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 246).
Var. Dendrositta.
Synon. Vagabunda.

bayleii / bayleyi
● Sir Edward Clive Bayley (1821-1894) British statesman, archaeologist in India 1842-1878 (Dendrocitta).
● Lt.-Col. Frederick Marshman Bailey (1882-1967) British Army, intelligence officer/ explorer in Tibet, China and Tashkent, Political Officer in Sikkim 1921-1928 (subsp. Heterophasia capistrata).