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. Distributed in many parts of tropical South and 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.