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.

They typically weigh between 28 and 34 g (1.0 and 1.2 oz) and are around 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length. Males are glossy black with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail.

Females are more greyish-brown, and are typically shorter than males. Both sexes have a black bill and pink feet. Juveniles have a greyish-brown colouration, similar to that of the females, with a blotchy or spotted chest.

Distribution: 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