French: Énicure à dos noir German: Schwarzrücken-Scherenschwanz Spanish: Torrentero dorsinegro
Motacilla (Enicurus) Immaculatus
C & E Himalayas (E from Himachal Pradesh), Myanmar, NW Thailand and extreme S China (SW Yunnan).
20–25 cm; 25–29 g. Long, deeply forked but evenly graduated tail with white tips, outer feathers entirely white. Has black head and throat, white mask (forehead... read more
Short song delivered from rock. Calls include squeaky-hinge “weeng” (identical to that... read more
Sides and centres of rocky hill streams and fast-flowing rivers with uncovered rock shoals, muddy... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. In study in Nepal, 39% of observations of foraging position involved marginal rocks, 28% shoals or marginal ground, 22% riparian... read more
Mar–May in Himalayas and probably throughout range. Nest a compact, solid cup with outer covering of moss, lined with leaf skeletons... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in Nepal. Widespread and fairly common in Myanmar, but uncommon in NW Thailand.
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