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Oriental Magpie Robin

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Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

This black bird is very common in North East India as far as I have seen, and can be easily identified by its soothing voice! Now classified under Old World Flycatchers, I always see these birds with their tail upright and they don’t go too high I suppose. In our IITG its seen mostly on small bushes, ground and dried up bottom branches . Also I have seen them on some Bangladeshi currency, as its their national bird!! They sing very nice songs, listen to them if you have enough patience 🙂

Distinctive Identifiers:

1. A very clean Black body

2. White underparts

3. White bar on its wings

4. Black tail with white underparts

5. I must add, beautiful songs 🙂

Here are some pics for your identification.

Oriental Magpie Robin

Oriental Magpie Robin

Oriental Magpie Robin

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1. Birds of IIT Guwahati

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3. Long-tailed Shrike


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    I like the photo of the robin very much 🙂

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