Common/White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus

Common Shama male
Common Shama
The Common Shama, also called the White-rumped Shama, comes from South and Southeast Asia.
Common Shama male
White-rumped Shama male
Common Shama male
The male, above, is glossy black with a rufous orange belly/vent and an extremely long black tail with white under-tail.
Common Shama female
Common Shama hen
White-rumped Shama female
The female is dark charcoal grey with a lighter orange belly and shorter (but still long) tail.
Common Shama
Common Shama
Common Shama
Unlike the Whydah, of which the male also grows an even longer black tail, the long tail of the Shama is all year round plumage not just breeding plumage.
Common Shama
Common Shama
Common Shama
The white rump