French: Paradoxornis unicolore German: Einfarb-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro unicolor
C & E Nepal E in Himalayas to NE India (to E Arunachal Pradesh N of R Lohit), E part of N Myanmar, and S China (SE Xizang, NW Yunnan and C & SW Sichuan).
21 cm; male 32–39 g, female 31·5–32 g. Has forehead to crown dark brown-grey with darker feather centres (fading to nape), giving slight mottled appearance... read more
Sings with clear, loud, rather high “ii-wuu-iiew”, “ii wiu’uu” or... read more
Bamboo, in open broadleaf evergreen forest. Occurs at 2400–3050 m in Nepal and 2590–... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on bamboo and bracken (Dennstaedtiaceae) buds, moss and other vegetable matter, also beetles (Coleoptera) and other insects. Found in... read more
Season Jun–Aug. No other information.
Sedentary, but possibly subject to minor local movements in non-breeding season. Periodic movements... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rather scarce, but locally not uncommon throughout its relatively limited Sino-Himalayan range. Rare in Bhutan; fairly common in parts of... read more
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