Scientific Name: Saxicoloides fulicata Common Name: Indian Robin Other Name: Nalanchi, Wannatikuruvi (Washerman bird), Kalchuri, Paan kiriththaa
Identifying Features: black body in males, female is brownish above, chestnut undertail coverts,
- Both males and females feed the young, the male sometimes passing food to the female who, in turn, feeds the young. Nestlings may play dead (thanatosis) as and when required.
- All populations are resident and non-migratory. The species is often found close to human habitation and will frequently perch on rooftops.
This image was clicked by Sandeep Gangadharan – via Flickr.
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