A male perched.

A male perched.
Species: Pelzeln’s Magpie-robin   Copsychus pica
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Wednesday, November 20, 1996
Added to IBC: 10 Nov 2018 - 18:34
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Altitude (m): 
29 meters


Submitted by Steve Pryor on
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Josep, fide Clement & Rose the southern extension of inexpectatus is within Andohahela NP.  Intergrades of pica, and inexpectatus are known only from the Ivohibe area (somewhat to the north of Berenty).  Berenty itself is within the known range of pica.  Judging from the evident wing slash of your bird (both photos), it would appear they are Copsychus pica.

Submitted by Josep del Hoyo (HBW editor) on
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Thank you very much for this detailed clarification!


Josep del Hoyo, IBC1529316. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1529316.

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1529316. Photo of Pelzeln’s Magpie-robin Copsychus pica at Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1529316.

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