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White Rumped Shama - female
White Rumped Shama - female

The White-rumped Shama is a small passerine bird. They typically weigh between 1 and 1.2 ounces and are around 9 to 11 inches in length. Males are glossy black with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail. Females are more greyish-brown, and are typically shorter than males (as in this photograph). Both sexes have a black bill and pink feet. Juveniles have a more greyish or brownish coloration, similar to that of the females, with a blotchy or spotted chest.

The White-rumped Shama is shy and somewhat crepuscular but very territorial. The voice of this species is rich and melodious which made them popular as cage birds in South Asia with the tradition continuing in parts of Southeast Asia. It is loud and clear, with a variety of phrases, and often mimics other birds. They feed on insects in the wild but in captivity feed on boiled and dried legumes with egg yolk and raw meat. The nest is built by the female alone while the male stands guard. The nests are mainly made of roots, leaves, ferns, and stems.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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