Poachers are trapping Malaysian songbirds to sell in Indonesia

A white-rumped shama captured on film at the at the Doi Ang Khang National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. -JIM THOMPSON/Wikimedia Commons

They have names like Jagger, Kitaro, Malaikat Subuh (Dawn Angel) and even Hitler.

But they aren’t crooners or members of popular rock bands. Rather, they are some of the most expensive white-rumped shamas – commonly known as the murai batu – in Indonesia, with millions of fans.

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