Facts about Oriental Magpie Robin/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

Facts about Oriental Magpie Robin

 Oriental Magpie Robin
Description:-
19–21 cm; 29–51·3 g. Male nominate race is glossy blue-black above and on breast, with white belly, white bands on wings.

Voice:-
Song, from conspicuous perch, sometimes on the wing , full and varied.
Habitat:-
They preffers to stay in shady evergreen trees.

Food and feeding:-
Mainly insects, notably crickets, beetles, locustids, ants, firebugs, caterpillars, dragonflies etc.

Breeding:-
Season Apr-Jul in India and every one year in Sri Lanka; Feb-Aug in China; Jan-Sept in SE Asia; Jan-Aug.
Movements:-
Sedentary, although some evidence of altitudinal movements within the Himalayas.

Status and conservation:-
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to quite common in India and Sri Lanka . Common in S China, also abundant Hong Kong and Mayanmar.

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