French: Rossignol à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehlnachtigall Spanish: Ruiseñor gorjinegro
Other common names:
Black-throated Blue Robin
Berezowski and Bianchi
Very locally in EC China (SE Gansu, S Shaanxi and N Sichuan); non-breeding unknown, recorded in winter in NW Thailand and on spring passage in N Yunnan#R.
12·5–14·5 cm. Male is bluish-slate from crown to rump, uppertail-coverts black, tail black with white outer rectrix bases; face to breast black, rest... read more
Song a series of rather shrill cheerful phrases, e.g. “wh’ri-wh’ri” and “chu’ti-chu’ti”,... read more
In the Qinling Mts, Shaanxi, recorded in breeding season in large, dense expanses of dwarf bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Four unfledged young found in Aug; breeding-condition female in Feb was on migration to breeding grounds; nesting probably May–Aug.... read more
Summer visitor to breeding areas, where arrivals probably in early May. Non-breeding range... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CMS Appendix II. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA. Global population placed at 2500–10,000 mature individuals, and... read more
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