White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)

Interesting :

Shows long black tail, extending up to a further 6 cm in the male, with white outer feather and white rump. Male: glossy blue-black upperparts and upper breast, deep orange-rufous lower breast and belly. Female: black parts of plumage replaced with slaty grey and underparts duller, paler. Tail shorter then in male.

Habitat :

evergreen and mixed deciduous forests secondary growth, bamboo up to 1500 m. Very common resident.

Behavior :

song richer, more melodious and fluty then Oriental Magpie-Robin; sometimes mimics other birds. Calls with a harsh crack

Current Status :

Leaet Concern

Other :

Juvenile rusty-buff spotting on wing coverts. Rather shy; usually keeps inside dense bushes.

Point of view :

Update : 06 April 2017