Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) Pictures and Detail

Oriental magpie robin, female,
Oriental Magpie Robin Female 

Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus Saularis) Pictures and Detail 


There are many small birds which you encounter as a bird photographer and one of such bird is Oriental Magpie Robin which is much smaller than other Magpie birds covered on this blog i.e. Yellow-billed magpie and Red-billed magpie
Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis), male
Oriental Magpie Robin Male

Like the big magpie, this small magpie is also very friendly and can be easily spotted. Spotting an Oriental Magpie Robin is not a hard thing; however, it is hard to find two or more of them at a single place may be due to territorial disputes. It comes in the category of songbirds because of the strong sounds created by them. 
Oriental Magpie Robin, female,

It is very common to find Oriental Magpie Robin from city gardens to forests. Because of their dark color and their interactive nature, it is much easier to spot them. Oriental Magpie Robin is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is a small bird that is just 18-20 cm long. Like the Big Magpie birds, they do have a taller tail and which is mostly held upright. 


Oriental Magpie Robin
The male Oriental Magpie Robins have a black or dark blue upper part while female birds have a greyish upper part. These birds are easily recognizable by the white patch on the shoulders. The bottom part of both male and female is white in color. We can find some differences between their sub-species or species from different parts. 


Oriental Magpie Robin,

The diet of Oriental Magpie Robin includes various insects and invertebrates. Sometimes, these birds are also caged for their singing abilities and to fight. This bird has found great recognition in Bangladesh because we can find the symbol of it on the currency notes. I hope that next time, you will see out of your window then you may notice it jumping from one place to another. 


Oriental Magpie Robin

Category - Birds of Himachal Pradesh

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