Indian Robin

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, 

Fun Facts:

  • 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 Gangadharanvia Flickr.

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