03 April, 2011

Oriental Magpie-Robin

Scientific Name: Copsychus saularis

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical forest extending into urban areas in South and Southeast Asia.

Field Notes: Medium-sized black and white passerine once considered member of Turdus genus. Large, crossed bill. Male as above, female is lighter on head / chest / back. Often seen with tail cocked when foraging.

Personal Notes: Seen at Minnesota Zoo.

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