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Oriental Magpie Robin

Copsychus saularis


This bird belongs to Family Muscicapidae. This was captured using the mist nets. This bird is medium-sized insectivore and is part of the old world flycatchers. This is locally known as "Siloy" in the Philippines.


They are very common in Asian and African forests.

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I see..:) thanks.:)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Thankvyou for your feed back!!
What I think I saw was an European Magpie which differs from the yellow billed magpie in that it does not have blue feathers.

What Blue? This magpie's feather is iridescent but don't have the blue color on the tip of its wings. The female of this bird has a metallic bluish grey forehead and throat.

Saw the pics from the link that one was a male Yellow-billed magpie. :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

unfortunately I did not have a camera. My daughter took a pic on her I phone,am waiting for her to e -mail it.
It was something similar to this spotting. But I did not notice any blue. you have a pic of it?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

I saw a similar bird in Sacremento . It had a longer tail and yellow beak.

Canlaon CIty, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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