The photos above are of male White-Rumped Shama Thrush. They are quite beautiful and have a wonderful rich song. They were first introduced from Malaysia to the Island of Kauai in 1931 and on Oahu in 1940. It is rather a large bird....9 to 11 inches.
The above photo is a female Shama Thrush that has bitten off more than she can chew.... a creepy centipede. Notice that the female is duller in color than the male and has a bit smaller tail. Below are a couple of my photos of baby Shamas.
As of this date, I have only painted one Shama Thrush. Below is the reference photo and the painting.
12" x 12" Acrylic on panel
One of the reference photos for the acrylic painting above.
All of the shown photographs were taken at two different botanical gardens on Oahu, but occasionally I have seen Shama Thrush elsewhere on the island. They are not backyard birds and tend to stay primarily in forests. One time I saw a handsome male Shama at a well landscaped restaurant in the suburbs of Honolulu.
These photos were taken when my camera was fairly new and I was just learning how to use it. But the photos are at least clear enough to give you a good idea of the coloring, etc., of this much loved bird.