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Photo by rdavis
Photographed: Arboretum d'Antsokay, Madagascar, November, 2011
Photo by balticbird
Taken at La Mangrove, Madagascar

Includes Pelzeln's Magpie-robin

Copsychus albospecularis


Black head and back, the wings are black with a white band across them, the belly is white. The female has a brown head, back and wings (except for a white band across the wings), belly is a light grey.




3 subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. a. albospecularis:
  • C. a. inexspectatus:
  • C. a. pica (Pelzeln's Magpie-robin):
  • Northern, western, and southern Madagascar (Tsaranatana massif south to the Androy region)




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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