French: Actinodure à gorge striée German: Bändersiva Spanish: Minla colicastaña
Other common names:
[Mesia] Siva Strigula
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. simlaensis
(R. Meinertzhagen, 1926) – N India (E Jammu and Kashmir#R, Himachal Pradesh) E to W Nepal.
C. s. strigula
(Hodgson, 1837) – WC Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (W Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
C. s. yunnanensis
(Rothschild, 1921) – NE Indian hill states, adjacent S China (SE Xizang, Yunnan and S & SW Sichuan), N, NE & W Myanmar, N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
C. s. castanicauda
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – SE Myanmar (including N Tenasserim) and NW & W Thailand.
C. s. malayana
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – Peninsular Malaysia.
C. s. traii
(J. C. Eames, 2002) – C Vietnam (SC Annam).
16–18·5 cm; 14–24 g. Small grey to yellow babbler with ragged yellowish-rufous crown, barred throat, colourful wings and chestnut-edged black tail.... read more
Sings with high-pitched, slightly quavering “tui-twi ti-tu”, “twi ti-u” or “twi-twi twi twi”, with... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest (especially oak), mixed broadleaf-conifer forest, subalpine oak and... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars and other insects; also berries and seeds, including those of the small myrtaceous tree Baeckia... read more
Mar–Aug. Nest a neat cup made of grass, bamboo leaves, moss, black fibrous and other roots, birch bark, pieces of bamboo strippings... read more
Resident; some local, rather slight seasonal altitudinal displacements. Claimed status as winter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Nepal, including Langtang National Park. Common in temperate zone in Bhutan, and present in Thrumshingla National Park. Fairly common in W... read more
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