White Rumped Shamas are great finches for sale if you’d like a variety of song in your aviary. The beautiful White Rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus), from South/Southeast Asia is known for its song which is rich and melodious. Their song is loud and clear, with a variety of phrases, and often mimics other birds. They also make a ‘Tck’ call in alarm or when foraging. One of the first recordings of a bird song that was ever made was of this species. This recording was made in 1889 from a captive individual using an Edison wax cylinder by Ludwig Koch in Germany.
White Rumped Shamas are thrushlike birds for sale with a long, graduated tail. Males are glossy back above and rich chestnut below. Females are similar but paler.
Size: They typically weigh between 28 and 34 g (1.0 and 1.2 oz) and are around 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length.
Diet: Softbill pellets, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, insects in the wild, boiled, dried legumes with egg yolk and raw meat
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.