VOICE: SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO
Oriental Magpie-Robin utters beautiful clear whistles at dawn, repeated on short phrases. It is able to imitate other birds’ calls.
Its melodious song is strong and varied, with discordant notes and mimicries. They sometimes may abruptly sing during the night.
Oriental Magpie-Robin is common in parks and gardens. It is found in cultivated areas and open woodlands. It also frequents human habitation surroundings. It can be found up to 2000 metres in bushes, but also in coastal mangroves.
Oriental Magpie-Robin is resident and breeds in India, Southern China, South-eastern Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines.