White-rumped Shama

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White-rumped Shama (Shama à croupion blanc | Copsychus malabaricus): This species, native to densely vegetated habitats in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, was introduced to Kaua’i in the early 1930s, but are not as prevalent as some of the other introduced birds. Taken on Kaua’i’s west coast (between Lihue and Kapa’a) with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm (all three photos cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top: Female, December 28, 2015, ISO 400 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000
  • Middle: Male, January 1, 2016, ISO 1600 | 320mm | f/5.6 | 1/125, cropped
  • Bottom: Female, December 28, 2015, ISO 1600 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/250

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2 thoughts on “White-rumped Shama

    1. Thanks! I had also never heard of it. I was quite excited when I saw the first one, since I thought maybe this was an endemic or migratory bird, but am still happy that I saw this rather beautiful bird.

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