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Oriental Magpie Robin (Male)
  Copsychus saularis
Oriental Magpie Robin (Male)

Characteristics:
About 23 cm long. Unmistakable pied
plumage. The male is mainly bluish-black with a long white wing bar, white tail edges and white underparts. The female is similar, but dark grey in place of bluish-black. Fond of feeding in the open lawn. Often cocks tail. Loud and varied song.

Distribution:
Resident. Often seen in the countryside and major urban parks.

Habits:
Highly commensal with man. Mainly feeds
on insects. A popular cagebird for its melodious song.


Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

 
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