French: Notodèle à front bleu German: Blauschmätzer Spanish: Ruiseñor frentiazul
Other common names: Long-tailed Blue Robin
Has been placed in genus Callene. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. frontale
Blyth, 1842 – Sikkim, NW Bengal, Bhutan and adjacent W Arunachal Pradesh. Records from E Nepal doubtful#R.
C. f. orientale
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – NE India (SE Arunachal Pradesh and possibly Nagaland), SC China (SW Sichuan) and N Indochina.
18–20 cm; 25–26 g. Male nominate race is blackish-indigo, with shiny bluish forehead and shoulder, long graduated tail, white patch on underwing primary coverts,... read more
Song a series of short clear melodious phrases, “tuuii-be-tue… tuu-buudy-doo…”. Calls include harsh... read more
Dark, densely vegetated gulleys in primary montane broadleaf evergreen forest and bamboo, 1850... read more
Food and feeding
No information; keeps to low parts of vegetation, clambering among bamboo, and presumably feeds there and on ground on small insects.
Largely sedentary, some displacement to lower areas in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively uncommon, and less common than Myiomela leucura; degree to which rarity reflects elusiveness unclear, but consensus of... read more
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