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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Muscicapoidea
Familia: Muscicapidae
Genus: Copsychus
Species: C. albospecularis - C. cebuensis - C. luzoniensis - C. malabaricus - C. niger - C. saularis - C. sechellarum - C. stricklandii


Copsychus Wagler, 1827


Systema Avium Gracula p.306

The magpie-robins or shamas (from shama, Hindi for C. malabaricus)[1] are medium-sized insectivorous birds (some also eat berries and other fruit) in the genera Copsychus and Trichixos. They were formerly in the thrush family Turdidae, but are more often now treated as part of the Old World flycatcher Muscicapidae.

These are African and Asian garden and forest dwelling species.

Species list:

* Madagascar Magpie Robin, Copsychus albospecularis
* Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis
* White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus
* Seychelles Magpie Robin, Copsychus sechellarum
* White-browed Shama, Copsychus luzoniensis
* White-vented Shama, Copsychus niger
* Black Shama, Copsychus cebuensis
* Rufous-tailed Shama, Trichixos pyrropyga


1. ^ Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford University Press. p. 216. ISBN 0 19 854634 3.

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