Saturday, August 21, 2010

Medan type shama

From time to time, when I come across a shama or other species of bird with good song, I acquire it just for the song.  I got such a bird today.  He is a Medan type shama from Indonesia, i.e. big head, stout body and short tail.

The idea of getting such a bird in my home is to expose my birds to the songs of birds from other regions or other species. Shamas are good mimics and in this way, my birds are able add the dialects or songs of other birds to their repertoire and their songs can continuously improve.

Below is the photo of the bird I got today:

1 comment:

  1. Hello David,

    Nice pic. Will you be showing us a video of him singing soon ?

    Best regards.