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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Shama \Sha"ma\, n. [Hind. sh[=a]m[=a].] (Zool.)
     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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