Copsychus (Turdus) pica
Bontebok Bay, north-western Madagascar.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. albospecularis, although possible separation recently outlined#R, based on its longer bill, wing and especially tail (mean male tail 77.3 vs 66.4 for C. a. albospecularis or 65.4 for C. a. inexspectatus; at least 2); white outer rectrices (3); white-edged tertials creating white line on closed wing (2); more white on inner wing-coverts (1); behavioural repertoire differences (tail-fanning common vs rare, aggressive nape-feather raising unrecorded vs standard) (1); use of more open habitats (ns); probable parapatric distribution (recorded to within 8 km#R) (ns). Monotypic.
N, W & SW Madagascar (from Vohemar S to Ampotaka and W Anosyenne Mts)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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