French: Monticole à gorge blanche German: Amurrötel Spanish: Roquero gorjiblanco
SE Russia (E from L Baikal) S to NE China (S to Hebei, also S Shanxi) and N Korea; non-breeding SE Asia and S & SE China.
16–19 cm; 32–37 g. Male like male M. cinclorhynchus, but mid-chin and centre of throat white, rest of underparts richer chestnut-orange, shading paler... read more
Song a series of melancholy, flute-like, drawn-out rising whistles, interspersed with more complex... read more
Breeds in open mixed montane forest, including pure larch and occasional spruce, alder, birch and... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates taken all year. Stomachs from China held insects, mainly beetles (including weevils), mole-crickets and lepidopterans, and a... read more
May–Jul; two broods. Nest a bulky cup of dry leaves, twigs, lichen, moss and rootlets, with outer layer of pine needles and stems,... read more
Migratory; present on breeding grounds May–Sept, wintering mainly in S China, also from E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common breeder in China, rare in N Korea.
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