Known as Vannathi Kili or Vannathi Pullu in Malayalam, the native language of Kerala. Black and white in color. …This bird with a tapering tail found very commonly in kerala. The male is predominantly black with white patches on the wings and belly. In the female the black is replaced by a slate grey or a brown. They are good at mimicking the sounds of other birds. It has a very sweet voice. It is found in forests, secondary jungles and areas adjoining human habitats.