French: Gobemouche muttui German: Bambusschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas muttui
E. L. Layard
Point Pedro, Sri Lanka
NE India (S Assam hills in Khasi Hills and Nagaland), C & S China (S Gansu S to Yunnan and Guangxi), NW Thailand and N Vietnam, probably also in N & E Myanmar#R; non-breeding SW India (S from Goa) and Sri Lanka.
13–14 cm; 10–14 g. Medium-sized, large-headed, olive-brown forest flycatcher with large eye and broad eyering, long and thin bill. Head and upperparts are olive-... read more
Song a pleasant but feeble series of short even-pitched whistles; calls include a thin “sit” and a... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, between 1200 m and 1645 m; usually below 1400 m in NW Thailand. In non-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known; includes small invertebrates, particularly flies (Diptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). Usually solitary or in pairs in... read more
Season Apr–Jun. Territorial. Nest a neat cup-shaped structure made entirely of moss, placed in dense bush, creepers or low tangled... read more
Migratory. Spends non-breeding season in SW India (Western Ghats S from Goa) and Sri Lanka;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to fairly common; rare in China. Status in NE Myanmar and NW Thailand uncertain, probably rare breeding visitor but possibly resident. Rare... read more
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