Crypsirina is a small genus of long-tailed passerine birds in the crow and jay family, Corvidae. The two species are highly arboreal and rarely come to the ground to feed.

Crypsirina cucullata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Crypsirina
Vieillot, 1816
  • C. temia
  • C. cucullata

They are

ImageScientific nameCommon NameDistribution
Crypsirina temiaRacket-tailed treepiesouthern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indo-China, Sumatra, Java and Bali
Crypsirina cucullataHooded treepieBurma

The racket-tailed treepie, formerly placed in Dendrocitta, is an all-black Southeast Asian species. The grey and black hooded treepie is endemic to Myanmar.


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