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18″ x 14″
The White-Rumped Shama was introduced to Oahu from Southeast Asia in 1940. Shamas are seldom seen in the urban areas of Honolulu, but they are common in the bamboo forests of the Ko’olau mountains. They are more often heard than seen. Shamas are probably the most melodious songbirds in Hawaii. Shamas are related to the North American Robin Red Breast – both are members of the Thrush family of birds.