Common Name: White-rumped Shama
Scientific Name: Copsychus malabaricus
Family: Muscicapidae
Nepali Name: Shyama ( श्यामा )
Size: 25cm
Location: Bardiya, Nepal

White-rumped Shamas are distinguished by their elongated, graduated tail and are located in the lower regions of Nepal, at elevations ranging from 75m to 365m.

Males have a glossy black hue, with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail. In contrast, females tend to have a more greyish-brown appearance and are generally smaller than males. Both genders feature a black bill and pink feet.

They are commonly found in dense lowlands, forest edges, near the ground in undergrowth, and low trees within broadleaved forests.

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