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Urocissa caerulea

Basic information
Scientific name Urocissa caerulea

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Common names Taiwan magpie, Formosan blue magpie
Higher taxon Corvidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Taiwan
Habitat Urban area, farm area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There is a record of breeding in Hyogo Pref. No breeding record in Kinki District, since 1990s. Range in Japan
Date 1976 or earlier. In 1976 to 1980, observed in Hyogo Prefs.
Route Deliberate: Escape of pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-07) (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-18)
  • Madge & Burn (1994) Crows & Jays. Christopher Helm, London.
  • etc.