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Oriental magpie-robin

Copsychus saularis


They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously.


This magpie-robin is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Bangladesh, interior India, Sri Lanka and eastern Pakistan east to Indonesia, Thailand, south China, Malaysia, and Singapore. They are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. It is mostly seen close to the ground, hopping along branches or foraging in leaf-litter on the ground with cocked tail.


The oriental magpie-robin is national bird for Bangladesh. People of Bangladesh recognize it as "Doyel".

1 species ID suggestions

Oriental magpie robin
Copsychus saularis

1 Comment

SisirBanga 3 years ago

Ashutosh Dudhatra,
Thank you very much for the ID.

chandigarh broadband services, Union Territory of Chandīgarh, India

Lat: 30.74, Long: 76.77

Spotted on Jul 15, 2015
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

Spotted for mission

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