Smuggled for its song -- The trade in malaysia’s oriental magpie-robins

Although the Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis is still a commonly seen species in many parts of Malaysia, high demand for it as a cage bird domestically and in neighbouring countries has resulted in trapping and smuggling of Malaysian populations. Analysis of seizure data for this species, as it implicated Malaysia, shows an escalation of international trafficking in recent years to feed the persistent demand for the pet trade.