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Volume 6 | Number 1 | May 2014
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 22 November 2012
Accepted date: 17 January 2014
Published date: 29 June 2014
Pp. 60–62, Pls. 12–15.

Morning territorial calls of male oriental magpie robin (Copsychus saularis)

Vijay Kumar Koli*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: vijaykoli87@yahoo.in

Oriental magpie robin, Copsychus saularis (Linnaeus, 1758) a resident breeder in tropical Southern Asia including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, east Indonesia, south China and Phillippines, prefers cultivated areas, woodlands and areas close to human settlement. It is mainly insectivore and its activities are influenced by surrounding environment. Rajasthan is the largest state of India and distribution of this species is restricted to south-eastern part of the state. The study was conducted in Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary (24°04´-24°23´N, 74°25´-74°40´E), located in southern Rajasthan, India, and covers an area about 423 km2.

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