French: Allotrie à ventre roux German: Rotbauch-Würgervireo Spanish: Vireo alcaudón ventrirrufo
no locality = Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. rufiventer
Blyth, 1842 – C & E Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur), W & N Myanmar and S China (W & C Yunnan).
P. r. delacouri
Mayr, 1941 – W Tonkin (Fan Si Pan Mts), in N Vietnam.
18·5–20 cm; 32–48 g. Large shrike-babbler, male with glossy black head, wings and tail and chestnut upperparts, female with black crown and yellow-green... read more
Song in W Myanmar a full, rather mellow, plaintive “wip-wiyu” with slightly stressed terminal... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, including mature mixed moss-covered oak and mixed oak-rhododendron,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including weevils and other beetles (Coleoptea) and caterpillars. Occurs singly, in pairs or in small parties (commonly singly in... read more
Season Apr in Bhutan. No other information.
Resident; some possible seasonal elevational movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to locally frequent from C Nepal E to NE India, where present in Buxa Tiger Reserve, in West Bengal, and Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, in... read more
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