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A long-tailed tree-dwelling Asian crow, with blackish or brown and grey plumage.
- ‘For future reference you can always tell the real tree pie by its distinctive yellow bands.’
- ‘The Himalayan tree pie has a black forehead, gray coloration from the crown to the nape, a dark chestnut back and scapulars, and black wings with white specks.’
- ‘Also, two frequent avian guests are the tree pies, with their very conspicuous long tails; and the small, blackish-grey spotted fantails, with their cocky, up-turned tails.’
- ‘On the first morning, sitting on the lawns, one watched tree pies and drongos taking the first rays of the sun atop a dried up tree.’
- ‘This area is abundant in langurs, peafowl, spurfowl, and ubiquitous tree pies.’
Late 19th century: pie from pie.
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