French: Garrulaxe de Courtois German: Blaukappenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán coroniazul
Wuyuan, north-eastern Jiangxi, China
NE Jiangxi (Wuyuan area), in E China. Probably extinct in Yunnan (Simao region), where not recorded since 1956#R.
24–25 cm. Crown and nape are dull grey-tinged blue, with line of pale cobalt-blue above black bristly forehead; mantle, scapulars, back and tertials ochraceous-fawn,... read more
Flocks call with continuous nervous tittering, and much clearer but subdued, quite nasal but... read more
Mixed evergreen and deciduous forest and forest patches, and adjacent bushy areas, also clumps of... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and seeds. Nestlings fed mainly with insects. Forages in flocks of up to 40 or more individuals. Forages on ground and in... read more
Apr–Jul; often two broods reared. Colonial, with several nests simultaneously active in small area; co-operative breeder, up to four... read more
Disappears from breeding area at Wuyuan in non-breeding period Aug–Mar; whereabouts at that... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Two geographically widely separated populations. Known from a single area around Wuyuan (NE Jiangxi), in lowland areas mostly close to R Le’an,... read more
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