Oriental Magpie Robin Call, Dancing and Singing Video

The Oriental Magpie Robin is a small bird but captivates everyone with its sweet call. It is a familiar bird to everyone in the subcontinent including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. They are found all over the Indian subcontinent except the polar and desert regions. 

Oriental Magpie Robin in at Glance


Oriental Magpie Robin

Local Name

Doyel, Dowel, Doal.

Scientific Name

Copsychus saularis

Wide area

Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, South China, East, and Southeast Asia. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, and Java.


18-21 cm in length and weighs 31 to 42 grams


Insects and Worm.


Small nest in Shrubs or small trees or trees hole.

Reproduction Season

March to July

Litter Size


A video about Oriental Magpie Robin Call and Dancing 

Oriental Magpie Robin Call and Song

The Oriental Magpie Robin is known as a singing birds. They like to be close to people and can be seen everywhere in town or village. So everyone is familiar with their call. They have been selected as the national bird of Bangladesh due to their ubiquitous presence.

The Oriental Magpie Robin birds can sing drawn songs. Again they call through different types of sounds from time to time. That is, they call them by changing their tone as needed. Magpie robin call hole day.  They usually start calling when they go out for food in the morning. As sunlight increases,  the amount of calls decreases. Again, before sunrise, they started calling. Also calls at other times of the day if needed.

Types of Magpie Robin calls

Animals use their voice call all the time to communicate with each other because they cannot speak. Magpie robins also use voice calls to communicate with each other. These calls vary from time to time as needed. Sometimes in a loud voice call, sometimes in a soft voice call, sometimes in a call mixed with love. And their relatives can easily understand this call of theirs.

Here we discuss some voice call of Magpie Robin


Introduction call

Magpie Robin's baby usually makes no sound for three to four days after birth. In this time they keep silent.  After three or four days they started calling for the first time. Which is the first call of their lives. This call is absolutely soft and very little sound. Through this call, the newborn's baby communicates with their parents. In this soft call, they talk to their parents about how hungry they are. Most of the time the babies are silent. Babies communicate with their parents by this call whenever their parents Magpie comes home or stays by the house. As they get older, their tone of voice changes and increases call sound.

Warning call

Magpie robins warn others by loudly voice call when they see any danger. This is known as a warning call. Especially when the baby magpies are at home and the parents see a predator from a distance, they shout loudly to warn the children of the danger. Hearing this call from the parents, the children became aware of the danger and became silent. This call is inherent behavior that contains from generation to generation and it's also the behavior of the family. Magpie Robin achieves that since childhood. As a result, they become cautious when they hear this call even after growing up.

Welcome call

Magpie Robin usually starts calling before sunrise. This call is basically a call to welcome the new day. When the new day arrives at the end of the night's sleep, they call out with long whistles to express their joy and welcome the new day. This call is very sweet. Many in rural areas think that this call is to wake people up. Although there is no basis for this. It's the nature of birds to call in the morning. When the darkness of the night is removed and the light shines, they whistle to welcome the new day.

Attendance call

Each animal has its own territory. They call to prevent anyone else from coming to their own area. They also call for proven their presence in other birds. They often call on their mates to let them know their presence.

Call of joy

This call is always seen among the Magpie Robin birds. Most of the time they are happy which is why they are constantly calling for happiness. At this time they fly from one branch of the tree to another or on the ground with one foot and two feet and start dancing with their tails up. And at this time they call with joy. They also raise their tails and whistle loudly to express their happiness.

Reproductive call

The breeding season of Magpie Robin is usually from March to June. At this time, the skin color of the male dowel becomes brighter. During the breeding season, the male dowel constantly tries to attract the female with sweet whistles. As long as he is not successful, he calls the female continuously to participate in inbreeding. The female bird also responds to the call of the male bird. At one point, the two come close and take part in inbreeding.

Aggressive call

All animals call for self-defense. However, male magpie robin birds are sometimes seen calling aggressively. This is seen when the female lays her eggs or the babies are in the house and that time any wild cat, fox, or any other prey comes near the nest. At this time, the male magpie robin flies aggressively towards the predator. He kept shouting angrily to keep the predator away. Also, when the Baby Magpie reaches the age of 20 to 25 days, the male magpie robin calls loudly to get out the young magpie from the nest to live independently.


The calls are only one way to communicate in a bird's family. And so all the birds are calling. Magpie Robin birds also call at different times in their need which we call singing. That is why they are famous in Bangladesh as singer birds.

The Magpie Robin is a beautiful bird. Their habitats are extinct day by day due to continuous urbanization. So each of us should try to do something for this bird from our own position. So that this beautiful bird does not become extinct.

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