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Copsychus malabaricus (White-rumped Shama)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus) is a small passerine bird of the family Muscicapidae. Native to densely vegetated habitats in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, its popularity as a cage-bird and songster has led to it being introduced elsewhere.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.80574
EDGE Score: 1.75885


Adult Weight [1]  29 grams
Birth Weight [2]  3 grams
Female Weight [4]  27 grams
Male Weight [4]  32 grams
Weight Dimorphism [4]  18.5 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Forages - Understory [3]  40 %
Forages - Ground [3]  60 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Clutches / Year [2]  2
Fledging [1]  13 days
Incubation [2]  14 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  7 years


Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No


Parasitized by 
Variolepis ellisoni <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Roberts, G., T. Male, and S. Conant. 1998. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus). No. 378 In: The Birds of North America. In The Birds of North. America. (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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