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Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Copsychus
Species: C. saularis

Binomial name Copsychus saularis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Main features: Large (20-23cm); bill black; legs grey.

Male: Black head, breast and upperparts; underparts white; tail black with white outer feathers; bold white wingbars.

Female: Back upperparts and breast replaced by dull dark grey.

Juvenile: As in the adult but with mottled brown breast
Call: Described as a melodious song; a mournful rising whistle; and harsh raspy alarm note.


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