Nov 10, 2010

The White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus), 21.5 - 28 cm

It is fast becoming more and more difficult to sight the White-rumped Sharmas in the forest. The result of  unscrupulous bird trappers who systematically target this specie. The high price which buyers are willing to pay for them so as to enjoy the wide variety of melodies this bird  has become famous for have spurred the illegal trappers on. Just take a look at the You Tube featured videos and you will find a large number of these prolific and natural 'singers' locked-up in cages. It would be better served if this fine specie could remain free and in the wild so that it could continue to flourish and in so doing keep the population growing too.

Here are a few photos for sharing.

                                 Front view

                                         Back view - note the white patch of  feathers on the 'rump'  

Hope you like what you see. Have a nice day!

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