A male and female white-rumped shama share the yard at 9930 Kahakai with Linda and I. The white-rumped shama is a song-bird. It is native to India and Asia. It was introduced to Kauai in 1931 as a gift by someone from Malaysia.
The male normally drops by in the later part of the afternoon. He likes our Plumeria tree most. This bird and yours truly have sung to each other for years. I know its songs and sing them to the best of my abilities. My guess? I am really bad.
Below is a recording of a white-rumped shama in song. Note: recorded by L. Shyamal.
This is a wonderful bird and great singing partner!
— Jeff’s Thoughts and Other Trivia —
I captured the photographs with the following camera and configuration
Nikon Z 9 Camera
Nikon Z 400MM 2.8 Lens
Shutter Speed 1/2500
Upon magnifying the image to 400% I can see my reflection (taking the picture) in the white-rumped shama’s eye.