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.