Madagascar Magpie Robin - male perched, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar
The male of the Madagascar Magpie Robin, one of the most common birds in Madagascar. Endemic to Madagascar, but occuring in every habitat across the main island. It does not occur on the surrounding Indian Ocean Islands.
Not just common to occur, also very common to see as it's not a shy bird. It regularly perches within 5-10m range and from that distance, does not easily flee. It's a poser.
There are 3 sub species, which can be recognized by plumage. This is likely the C. Pica sub species.
Here's the female, seen a few years earlier:
The Madagascar Magpie-Robin is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.