French: Allotrie à gorge marron German: Zimtkehl-Würgervireo Spanish: Vireo alcaudón orejudo
“the Terai, at base of south-eastern Himalayas”, Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. melanotis
Hodgson, 1847 – Black-eared Shrike-babbler – C Nepal E to Bhutan, all NE Indian hill states, adjacent S China (SE Xizang, W & S Yunnan), W, N & SE Myanmar, NW & SW Thailand, N & C Laos and Vietnam (S to S Annam).
P. m. tahanensis
E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 – Malay Shrike-babbler – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
11·5–12 cm; 10–14 g. Small yellow-bellied shrike-babbler with black rear ear-coverts and grey nuchal band, male with rusty chin and throat and two white wingbars... read more
Song a repeated, very monotonous series of notes, variable, apparently subject to some geographical... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest; in Laos also in Fokienia-dominated forest. Found in Indian... read more
Food and feeding
Large green grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and other insects. Found singly, in pairs or, outside breeding season, in small parties, often... read more
Mar–Jun in Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar, and Feb–Jun in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest a flimsy-looking but strong, small cradle... read more
Resident, with some local seasonal altitudinal movements. In NE India, reported status as a rare... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Local but frequent in C & E Nepal. Common in temperate zone and W foothills of Bhutan, and present in Thrumshingla National Park. Locally... read more
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