Common name: Oriental Magpie-Robin
Binomial name: Copsychus saularis
Description: A small 19cm Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers family), the male has black upperparts and head, with a white shoulder streak. Its underparts are mostly white. The female is greyish black above, and greyish white below.
Call: Sings a melodious series of rising and falling whistles from a high perch
Diet: Mainly insects
Habitat: Forest edges, scrubs, mangroves, parklands
Native countries: Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, south China
IUCN Conservation Red List: Least concern
Fun facts: It is the national bird of Bangladesh and even appears on currency notes. Has a habit of cocking its tail, especially when singing. It is a popular songbird trapped for pet trade. Avian malaria parasites have been isolated from the species.