Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Corvidae > Genus: Cyanopica > Species: Cyanopica cyanus

Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus (Pallas, 1776)

Images from the web

Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 species code A454


The distribution map is currently disabled. A new map solution will soon become available. In the meantime, please consult other species distribution map providers listed in the Other resources panel below.

Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Azure-winged Magpie English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blåskata Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blauelster German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blauwe Ekster Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gazza azzurra Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kékszarka Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pega-azul Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pie bleue French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rabilargo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Siniharakka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Straka modrá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Cyanopica cyana (Pallas, 1776)

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100