Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Noni Farm Tour Exclusive: White-Rumped Shama

Basic Info

Native to Southeast Asia, the white-rumped shama (Copsychus Malabaricus) gained popularity as a songbird/caged pet. Formerly classified as a member of the thrush family, the white-rumped shama actually belongs in the muscicapidae family.
Did you know? The muscicapidae are small insectivores who catch their prey “on the wing”.
The white-rumped shama typically weighs between 1-1.2 oz and are 9–11 in long. Their long tail enables the white-rumped shama to change direction at a moment's notice. Males have a glossy black nape and back with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump (hence the name) while females are greyish-brown.

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