|Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis|
The Oriental Magpie-robin is distributed from north-east Pakistan across to southern and eastern China and south throughout India, Sri Lanka to Indonesia and the Philippines.
|It is found in a wide
variety of forest and open habitats.
The male has black upperparts, head and breast. The wings are black with white bands. Underparts are white. The female, seen here in photo 3, has slate-grey replacing the black except on the wings.
|It forages mainly on
the ground for insects, larvae, worms and small
invertebrates and it is often seen with the tail cocked or
pumping up and down and the wings slightly drooped as in
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