Hafiz Issadeen from Dharga Town, Sri Lanka, Copsychus saularis -Dharga Town, Sri Lanka -juvenile-8, CC BY 2.0
This species is 19 centimetres (7.5 in) long, including the long tail, which is usually held cocked upright when hopping on the ground. The male has black upperparts, head and throat apart from a white shoulder patch. The underparts and the sides of the long tail are white. Females are greyish black above and greyish white.
It is most likely a year round resident of the USRC gardens. As it is extremely territorial there is probably one regular pair resident in the garden with perhaps some occasional visitors.
Locally, males of this species have been a favourite cage bird due to their sweet, melodious song.