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Oriental magpie-robin ( feeding)

Copsychus saularis

Description:

Oriental magpie-robins nest in tree hollows or niches in walls or building, often adopting nest boxes. They line the cavity with grass. The eggs are incubated by the female alone for 8 to 14 days. Females spend more effort on feeding the young than males.Males spend more time on nest defense.

Habitat:

Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests.

Notes:

I have photographed the sequence of the process of feeding the young Oriental magpie-robin. The nest is in a hollow of the bottle brush tree.

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chandigarh broadband services, Union Territory of Chandīgarh, India

Lat: 30.74, Long: 76.77

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Jul 23, 2015

Spotted for mission

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