Oriental Magpie Robin (juvenile)

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The oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrushfamily Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts ofSoutheast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs and were once popular as cagebirds. The oriental magpie-robin is considered the national bird of Bangladesh.

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