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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.
As one of the top 15 mega-biodiversity countries in the world, Malaysia is home to over 780 species of birds and hosts over 100 migratory bird species.
A fowl trade on the rise is emptying forests in Malaysia and the region of the lovely sounds of the murai batu as poachers catch them to sell to Indonesian bird enthusiasts.