A long-tailed forest thrush of southern Asia, typically having blackish plumage with a reddish-brown belly.
- Genus Copsychus, family Turdidae: five species
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- Flocks of wintering water birds include the thrush, the kingfisher, the robin, the shama, the barbet, the bee-eater, the flycatcher, the sunbird, the bulbul and the drongo.
- Arguably the best songbird, the shama is a forest dweller and difficult to spot.
- Chinese thrushes compete with other birds with extraordinary names: white-rumped shamas, red-whiskered bulbuls.
mid 19th century: from Hindi śyāma, from Sanskrit.