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Male White-rumped Shama
Male White-rumped Shama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae

The magpie-robins or shamas are medium-sized insectivorous birds (some also eat berries and other fruit) in the genera Copsychus and Trichixos. They were formerly in the thrush family Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher Muscicapidae.

These are African and Asian garden and forest dwelling species.

Species list:

  • Madagascar Magpie Robin, Copsychus albospecularis
    Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis
    White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus
    Seychelles Magpie Robin, Copsychus sechellarum
    White-browed Shama, Copsychus luzoniensis
    White-vented Shama, Copsychus niger
    Black Shama, Copsychus cebuensis
    Rufous-tailed Shama, Trichixos pyrropyga

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