French: Minivet cendré German: Graumennigvogel Spanish: Minivet ceniciento
SE Siberia (S from C Amurland), NE China (mainly Heilongjiang and Jilin), Korea and Japan; non-breeding mainly SE Asia, Sumatra, Borneo and Philippines, also regularly India.
18–21 cm; 20–28 g. Male has white forecrown, narrow black forehead band, black from lores to behind eye, across ear-coverts and extending over rear crown and nape... read more
Has metallic, jingling, somewhat cicada-like and rapidly ascending trill, e.g. “hirihirihirin... read more
Evergreen and deciduous forests, secondary growth, woodland and areas with scattered trees; also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small invertebrates, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and, especially, flying insects, but no documented details; has been... read more
Breeds May–Jun in Siberia; May–Jul in Japan. Nest built by female, accompanied by and sometimes assisted by male, a cup of... read more
Long-distance migrant, present on breeding grounds May–Sept in Siberia and mid Apr–Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in China; recently listed as Vulnerable in Japan, where fairly common but local and declining since the 1980s, with... read more
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