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oriental magpie-robin

Copsychus saularis

Description:

The oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs and were once popular as cagebirds. The oriental magpie-robin is national bird for Bangladesh. People of Bangladesh recognize it as "Doyel".



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Kevin Kavi
Spotted by
Kevin Kavi

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.00, Long: 72.85

Spotted on Mar 8, 2015
Submitted on Mar 11, 2015

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