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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. <br />
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Not just common to occur, also very common to see as it&#039;s not a shy bird. It regularly perches within 5-10m range and from that distance, does not easily flee. It&#039;s a poser.<br />
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There are 3 sub species, which can be recognized by plumage. This is likely the C. Pica sub species.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83241/madagascar_magpie_robin_-_male_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Madagascar Magpie Robin - male, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/83241_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=LWquoDmgC7FpmJzYDlVsRRya0%2FY%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Madagascar Magpie Robin - male, 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. <br />
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Not just common to occur, also very common to see as it&#039;s not a shy bird. It regularly perches within 5-10m range and from that distance, does not easily flee. It&#039;s a poser.<br />
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There are 3 sub species, which can be recognized by plumage. This is likely the C. Pica sub species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83242/madagascar_magpie_robin_-_male_perched_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
Here&#039;s the female, seen a few years earlier:<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/38708/female_madagascar_robin_ankarana_madagascar.html Africa,Copsychus albospecularis,Geotagged,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Madagascar Magpie-Robin,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
Here&#039;s the female, seen a few years earlier:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/38708/female_madagascar_robin_ankarana_madagascar.html" title="Female Madagascar Robin, Ankarana, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/38708_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=f6NetsBsW3OmYAqaL2D%2Bl7lMsbY%3D" width="200" height="136" alt="Female Madagascar Robin, Ankarana, Madagascar As a note to all birds: please pose like this. Close to me, at eye-level, without distractions in the background, from a side pose, and with the light reflecting in your eyes. Thank you in advance. Africa,Ankarana,Copsychus albospecularis,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar Magpie-Robin,Madagascar North,Spring,World" /></a></figure> Africa,Copsychus albospecularis,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Madagascar Magpie-Robin,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

Madagascar Magpie Robin - male, 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. <br />
<br />
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.<br />
<br />
There are 3 sub species, which can be recognized by plumage. This is likely the C. Pica sub species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83242/madagascar_magpie_robin_-_male_perched_kirindy_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
Here's the female, seen a few years earlier:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/38708/female_madagascar_robin_ankarana_madagascar.html Africa,Copsychus albospecularis,Geotagged,Kirindy Reserve,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Madagascar Magpie-Robin,Winter,World

Here's the female, seen a few years earlier:

Female Madagascar Robin, Ankarana, Madagascar As a note to all birds: please pose like this. Close to me, at eye-level, without distractions in the background, from a side pose, and with the light reflecting in your eyes. Thank you in advance. Africa,Ankarana,Copsychus albospecularis,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar Magpie-Robin,Madagascar North,Spring,World

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  1. Such a pretty bird and picture! I'm glad it isn't a shy bird! Posted one month ago

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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.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 15, 2019. Captured Jul 9, 2019 11:39.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1600
  • 400mm