Family Vangas and allies (Vangidae)

Least Concern

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus)


Taxonomy

French: Hémipe gobemouche German: Elsterschnäppervanga Spanish: Oruguero alibarrado
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa picata

Sykes

, 1832,

the Deccan, India

.

Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. p. capitalis (Horsfield, 1840) – Himalayas (E from N India in Himachal Pradesh), S China (SE Xizang, W & S Yunnan, S & C Guizhou, W Guangxi), N, C & E Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • H. p. picatus (Sykes, 1832) – W, C & E India, Bangladesh, W & S Myanmar, W & E Thailand and C & S Indochina.
  • H. p. leggei Whistler, 1939 – Sri Lanka.
  • H. p. intermedius Salvadori, 1879 – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
  • Descriptive notes

    14–15 cm; 8·5–9·5 g. Male nominate race has top of head, upperparts and wings glossy black, lores to ear-coverts also black, cheeks and side of neck... read more

    Voice

    Sharp “chisik” or “chir-rup” and shorter “tsik”; also high-... read more

    Habitat

    High, open canopy and edges of lowland forest, including disturbed forest; also secondary forest,... read more

    Food and feeding

    Takes insects, including butterflies (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), winged ants (Formicidae) and winged termites (Isoptera).... read more

    Breeding

    Breeds Feb–Aug in Indian Subcontinent, Apr in Myanmar, Feb and Apr in Peninsular Malaysia and Mar–Jul in China. Nest built by... read more

    Movements

    Chiefly resident. Some altitudinal and local movements in Himalayas and NE India, with post-... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common in Indian Subcontinent, common in Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; common in SE Asia and China, but occurs rather sparingly in Myanmar.... read more

    Recommended citation

    Taylor, B. (2017). Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus picatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57914 on 18 November 2017).