Vivid blue and orange combine spectacularly with a beautiful long graduated tail

A bird that looks like a thrush and has a long graduated tail.

Males are glossy black on top and a lovely rich chestnut underneath.

The Muscicapidaen family’s white-rump shama (Copsychus malabaricus) is a tiny passerine bird.

Vivid blue and orange combine spectacularly with a beautiful long graduated tail

Males have a glossy black body with a flaming orange to yellow belly and white rump and outer tail feathers.

The beak of both sexes is black, while the feet are pink. Juveniles are grayish or brownish in appearance, similar to females, and have a blotchy or speckled chest.

These birds are native to South Asia, but they were brought to Kaua’i, Hawaii, from Malaysia in early 1931, and to O’Oahu in 1940.

In the wild, white rumps Shamas eat insects, but in captivity, they can be given boiling, dried legumes with egg yolk and uncooked meat.

Vivid blue and orange combine spectacularly with a beautiful long graduated tail

Males approach females during breeding season, alight above her, make a harsh call, and then flick and fan out their tail feathers.

Both sexes follow it with a rising and falling flight pattern.

If the male is unsuccessful, the female will threaten him with an open mouth gesture.

Both sexes are involved in parental conduct. Incubation lasts between 12 and 15 days, and the nests are mostly made of roots,leaves, ferns, and stems.

Vivid blue and orange combine spectacularly with a beautiful long graduated tail

The eggs measure 0.7 by 0.9 inches and range in color from white to pale aqua with varying hues of brown blotching.

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