White-rumped Shama – Natural Bird Sound

White-rumped Shama – Natural Bird Sound

The white-rumped shama is a small passerine bird of the family Muscicapidae.

Native to densely vegetated habitats in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, its popularity as a cage-bird and songster has led to it being introduced elsewhere.

20 ~ 28 cm in length. The iris is black. The mouth is gray and black. The feet are yellowish.

The male has a shiny blue head, neck, back, and chest, and white feathers on the waist and tail. The tail is black and very long, about twice the body length. Brown below the chest.

The female is lighter in body color and has a shorter tail.

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Southwest China, Southeast Asia. Taiwan is an exotic species.

Video Source: 白腰鵲鴝(長尾四喜)/White-rumped Shama from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube ⁄ CC BY

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