Feb 27, 2012

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

Encounters with White-rumped Shamas is always interesting due in part to the high agility of this specie. The bird's long tail and colors also add to the flavor of each sighting. To top it all it is a great 'singer' with a few repertoire of calls which are rhythmic and very entertaining. Being a good song bird have also taken it's toll as the W-rS are poached from their natural forest habitat to be sold to 'bird-lovers' who caged them to hear their calls in their homes. :-(

Here are the W-rS photographed in the natural habitat truly 'free as a bird'. 

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