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White-rumped shama.jpg
Male White-rumped Shama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae


The magpie-robins or shamas[1] are medium-sized birds. They mostly eat insects. Some also eat berries and other fruit. They are in the genera Copsychus and Trichixos. They were used to be in the thrush family Turdidae. They are now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher Muscicapidae.

These are African and Asian garden and forest dwelling species.

Species list:

References[change | change source]

  1. Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 216. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.