Shama Sha"ma, n. [Hind. sh[=a]m[=a].] (Zo["o]l.) A saxicoline singing bird ({Kittacincla macroura}) of India, noted for the sweetness and power of its song. In confinement it imitates the notes of other birds and various animals with accuracy. Its head, neck, back, breast, and tail are glossy black, the rump white, the under parts chestnut. [1913 Webster]

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