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Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) Pictures and Detail

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Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus Saularis) Pictures and Detail (Click to Tweet
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

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. 

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 i…

Red-billed Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) Pictures and Detail

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Red-billed Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) Pictures and Detail
This is second Magpie after Yellow-billed Magpie which I am going to cover in this blog. Recently, When I was taking pictures of Yellow-billed Magpie, then I noticed that there are few Red-billed Magpie are also around me. 
The Red-billed Magpie in the picture above becomes my friend and I got a chance to take its close up picture. Though, the numbers of Yellow (Gold)-billed Magpies were much higher than the Red-billed Magpie birds. 
Sometimes, we can find both Red-billed Magpie and Yellow-billed Magpie in a single group and the difference between these magpies is due to differences in color of their bills and feet; otherwise, both Yellow-billed Magpie and Red-billed Magpie are same physically. 
For a person who does not have knowledge of this fact may find both of them the same. Red-billed Magpie are found In the Himalayan region in countries like India, Nepal, Combodia, Maynmar, Laos etc. The scientific name of this b…

Yellow (Gold)-billed Blue Magpie Pictures and Detail (Urocissa flavirostris)

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Yellow (Gold)-billed Blue Magpie Pictures and Detail (Urocissa flavirostris)
This bird made me wait and travel lot to take its pictures, though, after following it for three months, I succeeded in getting few of pictures of Yellow or Gold-billed Blue Magpie. First, I got attracted to this because of its noisy calls.

[Update 26/04/15 - During my present visit to my native village in Himachal, a yellow-billed magpie become my friend and he started following me where ever I was going with my camera. I too enjoyed his company and clicked many of his pictures.


This time, I didn't require an alarm clock because the sharp calls of Gold-billed Magpie were enough to wake me up in the morning. They make many types of calls to communicate with each other.]

Between Yellow-billed Magpie, I also found other specie of Magpie i.e. Red-billed Magpie. In the picture below, You can see one of my friends Red-billed Magpie.


Yellow-billed Blue Magpie mostly appears in small groups in the search of foo…