5 popular songbirds that are trapped in Malaysia for the songbird trade

While the white-rumped shama is the most trafficked songbird, other Malaysian species are also catching the eye of enthusiasts and being illegally trapped and sold.

The white-rumped shama isn’t the only Malaysian songbird species that is facing an existential threat due to high demand and low levels of effective enforcement of the illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia. The following are some of the more popular songbirds that are trapped in Malaysia for the songbird trade.

The most popular of all the songbird species currently looks to be the white-rumped shama, the Kittacincla malabarica, known by its old taxonomic name, Copsychus malabaricus.

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