546 Oriental Magpie Robin

The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus sautaris) is a 19 cm long passerine with glossy blue-black upperparts, head, throat and upper breast; white shoulder patch and underparts; black bill; and blackish legs and feet. It holds its long tail upright while foraging on the ground. It is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, Southern China, and Southeastern Asia. Its good singing and fighting abilities make it a sought after cage bird. Magpie Robin is the national bird of Bangladesh.