Oriental Magpie-Robin

This species is 19 centimetres long, including the long tail that is usually held cocked upright. It is similar in shape to the smaller European Robin, but is longer-tailed. The male has black upperparts, head and throat apart from a white shoulder patch. The underparts and the sides of the long tail are white. Females are greyish black above and greyish white. Young birds have scaly brown upperparts and head.

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The Oriental Magpie-Robin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) in Northern Thailand" (PDF). The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 7 (2): 145–153. http://www2.biology.sc.chula.ac.th/web%20of%20NHJCU%20PDF/7-2,%20145-153.pdf. 19. ^ Neelakantan,KK (1954). "The secondary song of birds.". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 52 (3): 615–620. 20. ^ Bhattacharya, H.; J. Cirillo, B.R. Subba and D. Todt (2007). More

Description: The Oriental Magpie-Robin is a passerine whose male is very different from female. The male looks glossy blue-black from above and white from below. It has glossy black-blue throat and breast. Its 20cm in length and 40g in weight. Wing is 10cm, bill 2.2cm, tarsus 2.8cm & tail is 8.5cm. It Inhabits gardens and orchards of villages and town, open secondary growths and dry deciduous forests. It is usually seen alone or in pairs in the human neighbourhood. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Copsychus
Species : saularis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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