Goodaloor, foot of Nilgiri Hills, southern India.
Often considered conspecific with S. brevirostris; critical comparison of vocalizations and DNA needed. Distinct differences exist between birds from N of range (larger, duller and greyer above, contrasting reddish-brown wings, whiter below) and those from S (rather smaller, darker reddish-brown above, buff below); significance of this, which apparently is not due to plumage wear, unclear and requires investigation. Monotypic.
Western Ghats of SW India, locally from W Maharashtra S to E Kerala and W Tamil Nadu.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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