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Rufous-tailed shama

Binomial name: Trichixos pyrropygus, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

The rufous-tailed shama (Copsychus pyrropygus) is a species of passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is found in extreme southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

This species was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Trichixos but was moved to Copsychus based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2010.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Trichixos
Species
Trichixos pyrropygus

Synonyms

  • Trichixos pyrropyga pyrropyga, BirdLife International (2000)
  • Trichixos pyrropyga pyrropyga, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)
  • Trichixos pyrropyga, René-Primevère Lesson (1839)
  • Copsychus pyrropygus

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Rufous-tailed shama, Trichixos pyrropygus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Trichixos pyrropygus in Thailand