|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata), is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, family Muscicapidae. It, and similar small species, are often called chats.|
The Indian Robin is an insectivorous species which is a resident breeder in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. It is found in scrub jungle and other open habitats including around habitation. It nests in a hole in a wall, tree-stump or bank, laying 2-3 creamy white eggs on a pad of grass lined with feathers or hair. Only the female incubates the eggs.
This is a common and tame bird. It is terrestrial, hopping along the ground with cocked tail. The male sings a few melodic notes during courtship.
Size: This species is 19cm long, including the long cocked tail. It is similar in shape to the smaller European Robin, but is longer-tailed.
Field Identification: Graduated black tail, which is frequently held cocked and reddish vent and undertail-coverts. Adult male has glossy black under parts and white shoulder patch. Female has greyish-brown upper parts and purer grey under parts and lacks white shoulder patch.
Habitat : Dry, stony areas with sparse scrub, arid stony ridges, cultivation, deserted buildings.
Genus:Saxicoloides Lesson, 1832
PHOTO TAKEN AT GUJRANWALA on the same day, when my camera was robbed by two local robbers in a suburban village.
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