The Oriental Magpie-Robin is black and white with an upright long tail. There were two chicks and an adult was seen feeding them (below). I... “Something for both my birder and fern friends …. A picture of the nesting in the shoe would be extra cute! https://besgroup.org/2011/07/05/oriental-magpie-robin-nesting-in-a-mailbox It is related to the Flycatcher. Really easy to take. Oriental Magpie Robin >> Juvenile feeding 2. In this case, while the outer wood still formed a cylinder, the central part had rotted to create a depression about four or five inches deep. Vol. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Spotted this pair visiting a mailbox when out cycling this morning near my home and went back to have a look (below). Reference: Wells, D.R. 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Does anyone know if this is unusually high off the ground for magpie-robins? “We find that cycling a good way to watch birds as they tend to pay less attention to a cyclist than a pedestrian. Then on 1 Apr 2009 (not April Fool prank) at around 6:40 pm, I spotted a pair of OMR at the NPark HQ Carpark making very loud chirping calls uncharacteristics of the melodic call. This post is a cooperative effort between www.naturepixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience. “This is the third time I have seen Magpie Robins consider or use a mailbox for nesting. They nest in tree hollows or niches in walls or building, often adopting nest boxes. Nesting / … Oriental Magpie-Robin baby (two weeks) waiting food from mother and father in the nest. Nesting success of the oriental magpie robin Copsychus saularis in nest boxes and tree cavities. Some are famous for their nice song (oriental magpie robin, white rumped shama, asian koel etc.). Collect. This magpie-robin is an insectivorous species which is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia, south China and the Philippines. This video presents detailed picture about beautiful babies of Doyel / Doel Bird (দোয়েল পাখি ) in their nest. There were soon the younger ones seen popping out the tiny opening of the bird house, waiting for food that their parents would find and bring for them. I live in central Bangkok and have a pair of magpie-robins that nest biannually on my 5th floor balcony. Save. The display of the male involves puffing up the feathers, raising the bill, fanning the tail and strutting. Like. Magpie robins breed mainly from March to July in India and January to June in south-east Asia. Nesting / Breeding Wing is 10cm, bill 2.2cm, tarsus 2.8cm & tail is 8.5cm. Magpie Robin too have a very sweet voice and are found almost anywhere in … 2011–2014) in a color ringed population of the oriental magpie robin (OMR) in an urban habitat of Haridwar district (29°55′N, 78°08′E), Uttarakhand, India. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I’ve always thought of this bird as a corporate bird Yes, because of the way it is colored, it appears as if it has worn a black colored suit. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Oriental magpie robin is the National bird of Bangladesh. Yes,i have also seen oriental magpie robins nesting in street lights.The tube lamp was slightly shorter than the tube holder,so, left some space at the edge which the birds used as an entrance.I have also seen these birds nesting in an abandoned shoe in my cousin’s terrace.The female was involved in the nest building procedure. 2 male, big size Feed on mazzuri palettes food and cricket … The Southern Islands Biodiversity survey looks at the terrestrial and marine … assoonas. 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