Indian Robin


Hindi name: Kali chidi

Indian robin is widespread in Indian Subcontinent. It is easily recognizable with its long erect held tail and chestnut undertail coverts.

How does the bird appear…

Indian Robin is sexually dimorphic.

Male- It is mainly black with white shoulder patch. It has chestnut undertail coverts.

Female- It has brownish upper pats and grayish under parts. The vent is chestnut but is paler than male.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

Indian Robin is mainly found in dry habitats and not seen in dense forests or at areas with heavy rainfall. It is found in open stony, grassy and scrub forest habitats.


It feeds mainly on insects but also take frogs and lizards.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding season is from December to September. It nests in tree hollows, in rocks, in wall holes etc. Eggs are incubated by female. Incubation period is of 10-12 days. Yong birds are feed by both parents.



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