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Juvenile Oriental Magpie Robin

Juvenile Oriental Magpie Robin
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 13:01
Viewed: 911
Points: 10
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I took this shot of the juvenile of Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) today and I definitely feel delighted to post it here as it might easily be termed a rare visitor.I have been observing the pair of Oriental Magpie Robins at my college for the past few months but failed to locate their nest, time being the factor. Then I spotted this juvenile in the company of his father and what surprises me most is the fact I have rarely spotted the mom though she does most of the feeding while the young are in the nest. However, I was told by one of the college servants that the pair had nested in a hole in one of the Cuban Royal Palms which I do not know why I missed.I like photographing the young of the birds, gives a vital insight into their lives. This single chick is jealously guarded by its father and he keeps him regular company. I have photographed the two together while drinking and feeding but the shots are not good though for record they are vital. Hope friends will like this little fella.


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 distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs and were once popular as cagebirds. The oriental magpie-robin is national bird for Bangladesh. People of Bangladesh recognize it as "Doel".

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-23 18:31]

Hello Abid,
What a cute little fellow who seems to have an inquisitive look on his face as if to say "now what do I do".
I am glad that you have been able to closely watch this family of Magpie Robins for quite some time now. It's funny how the body features remind me so much of our robins we have here in Ohio.
I love the distinctive markings and pretty colors in it's plumage even at this young stage of life. Great eye contact!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-24 0:38]

Hello Abid,
This photo is taken from an excellent low POV in an attractive pose with eye contact. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-24 13:02]

Hi Abid,beautiful capture of this young magpie-robin,the quality is absolutely perfect,despite the difficult light,nice pose too. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Syed,
Incredible clarity and focus of this lovely bird. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene. The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

the bird is well shown with nice colours and good sharpness. For me the pic has been cut too much in the upper part - the composition is not right - too much stone and not enough sky!
best regards

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