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Oriental Magpie Robin (Juv-2)

Oriental Magpie Robin (Juv-2)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-08 5:51
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This is my 2nd post of this beautiful Robin (Juvenile).

The Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are found in tropical Asia.

This species is 19cm long, including the long tail that is usually held cocked upright. It is similar in shape to the smaller European Robin, but is longer-tailed. The male has black upperparts, head and throat apart from a white shoulder patch. The underparts and the sides of the long tail are white. Females are greyish black above and greyish white. Young birds have scaly brown upperparts and head.

The nominate race is found in the Indian Subcontinent and the females of this race are the palest. The females of the Andamans race andamanensis are darker and the birds are heavier-billed and shorter tailed. The Sri Lankan race ceylonensis and southern nominate individuals have the females nearly identical to the males in shade. The eastern populations (Bhutan and Bangladesh) have more black on the tail and were formerly named erimelas. The populations in Burma and further south are named as race musicus. A number of other races have been named across the range including prosthopellus (Hong Kong), nesiotes, zacneus, nesiarchus, masculus, pagiensis, javensis, problematicus, amoenus, adamsi, pluto, deuteronymus and mindanensis. However many of these are not well marked and the status of some are disputed.

It is mostly seen close to the ground, hopping along branches or foraging in leaf-litter on the ground with cocked tail. Males sing loudly from the top of trees or other perch during the breeding season.

Distribution and habitat

This magpie-robin is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia, south China and the Philippines. They have been introduced in Australia.

The Oriental Magpie Robin is found in open woodland, cultivated areas often close to human habitations.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Copsychus
Species: saularis

Source: Wikipedia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-08 6:08]

Hello Haraprasan,
An very good shot on the Oriental Magpie Robin. You captured some nice soft light here. Spot on with the exposure ha rendered beautiful colors in the plumage. Nice sharp detail with a well controled DOF.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice photo of this Magpie Robin. I don't know if the use of flash was a good choice here. The colours are a bit unnatural (?Maybe I'm wrong?)and evenso the catchlight in the eye. But good enough to present us this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and OOF BG. Very good composition.

Hello Haraprasan, a lovely bird:) and great shot of it.
TFS and regards,

Hi Haraprasan friend!

Stunning capture, I was surprised by the shutter speed of 1/160s and using the flash. I imagine that both have to do with excellent color and background. Great composition and good framing of the whole.

Greetings / Thank you for sharing!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-08 7:29]

Hello Haraprasan
Nice capture with beautiful natural colors.
Well done.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-08 7:38]

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful shot of this litle and pretty robin.
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-08 7:41]

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice to see your bird shots!
A fine capture of a male Magpie Robin. The POV, sharpness, lighting and composition with the OOF natural Bg are all top quality.
Thanks and all the best,

Hello Haraprasan,

A really nice capture of this oriental Magpie Robin with beautiful colors, details & sharpness.

Nicely done & TFS.



hello Haraprasan
very beautiful bird, stranger for me, with a very good composition a wonderful shot and photo
TFS thanks for sharing

Ciao Haraprasan, elegant diagonal composition with lovely bird, wonderful colors, perfect focus, good details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Haraprasan
Beautiful bird. I like your photo - great natural surrounding, nicely blured background and good composition. There are very little problems with sharpness here but it is a small thing

Hello Haraprasan,
a splendid picture of the Oriental Magpie Robin taken from an excellent POV in a great pose, good sharpness and very beautiful colours, nice composition with a fantastic surroundings.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-08 10:04]

Hola amigo,
bonita captura,
interesante pov y colorido.
saludos Haraprasan

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-08 10:40]

what an interesting bird! :-) it really looks like a small magpie.
thank you for this great capture and good presentation, thor.

hi hasraprasan, grt capture.i have also captured magpies but urs is grt. thanks for sharing. regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-08 12:02]

Hi Haraprasan. This is a bird i have not seen before so thanks for posting on TN. You have taken it with good detail and natural colours. along with a nice compostion. With a colourful BG. well done TFs.

Namaste MF Haraprasan,
What a cute robin and its perfect capture from wonderful POV with a delightful composition and neat details.
TFS and cheers,

I have ABSOLUTELY never heard of such a bird and this may be a first if not for TN, for me...I think the nature world is fascinating when done by professionals such as many like you on TN and so well identified. TN has become a world of natural treasures very much thanks to you HP! You are a big part!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-08 16:50]

Hi Haraprasan,

This Oriental Magpie Robin is a rare sight. So beautiful with the face of a Robin and the colors of a Magpie. You captured him in a wonderful pose on the branch showing off his lovely face, eye, and feathers. Colors, details, setting and composition are all excellent. I would LOVE to see this bird for myself.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-08 17:07]

Hola Haraprasan.
Exelente y fina imagen. Una especie de ave nueva para mi. La iluminacion y colorido son de alto nivel, asi como la nitidez. Exelente nota tambien.

hello Haraprasan

excellent and beautiful photo of the Oriental Magpie Robin,
with fine POV and framing, for the framing i love
the very good space you leaved in front of the bird,
beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details,
beautiful natural background, the small catch-light
render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hi Haraprasan,

Nice capture of this magpie robin. Nice focus and great bg. Very well composed!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-09 1:11]

Hello Haraprasan,
This is a very pretty little Robin not often seen here. Excellent focus on the bird showing fine details and beautiful colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello haraprasan
wonderful shot of this Oriental Magpie Robin taken in a nice decor, great pose of the bird and very sharp details on the feathers, the natural lighting gives this image a beautiful clarity, superb composition
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-10 5:55]

Hi Haraprasan,
well taken shot in excellent pose and great composition.
Nice looking bird with lovely feather ans a shiny eye.
great shot in such a smooth skill, the branch gives a good graphic too.


NAMASTAY Haraprasan,
Lovely image.
Did you know that it has an extremely melodious song???
We had a lot of them behind our home in Goa.
MAGNIFICIENT looking bird.
Your photo of it has done it justice.
Well done.
Greetings from Mario.

Buena composición aunque con un evidente desenfoque. Saludos Hara.: Josep Ignasi.

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