French: Énicure rousse-cape German: Rotkopf-Scherenschwanz Spanish: Torrentero capirrufo
S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
18–20 cm; 27 g. Long, deeply forked but evenly graduated tail with white tips, two outer feathers entirely white. Male has rich chestnut crown to nape, including area... read more
Call, in low flight, a penetrating whistle or three loud whistles with middle note higher.
Margins of small clear shady rivers and streams in primary and logged mixed dipterocarp lowland and... read more
Food and feeding
Terrestrial invertebrates, once also a 20-cm banded snake. Six stomachs from Sumatra held insect remains, including beetles, larvae, ants,... read more
Feb in S Thailand; in Peninsular Malaysia mainly Jul–Sept, but also Dec, Feb and Apr, with young in May–Jun; juvenile mid-Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Uncommon in S Myanmar, W & S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Erratic and patchy in distribution in Borneo... read more
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