545 Indian Robin

The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) is about 17 cm long from bill to the end of its upright tail. Male is glossy black with a blue sheen; it has a white shoulder patch and chestnut undertail coverts. Female is brownish and has no shoulder patch. It is a resident breeder in the entire Indian Subcontinent, but found to be avoiding thick forest and high rainfall areas.