French: Fauconnet à collier German: Rotkehlfälkchen Spanish: Falconete acollarado
Asia = Bengal
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. caerulescens
(Linnaeus, 1758) – E Himalayas from Uttarakhand and Nepal to NE India (N Assam; NE Odisha).
M. c. burmanicus
Swann, 1920 – Myanmar E to C & S Indochina.
14–18 cm; 30–50 g; wingspan 28–34 cm. A falconet very shrike-like in size and behaviour, with shortish wings and mid-length tail, half-feathered legs and... read more
High-pitched "kli-kli-kli..." or "killi-killi-killi..." reported, or utters... read more
Open deciduous forest, plantations and evergreen forest edge, often near rivers or streams, and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on large insects, especially butterflies such as Papilio spp. and Charaxes bernardus (but also moths,... read more
Season usually late Feb–May, at least in Uttar Pradesh (India), with Apr nest in N Thailand. Display flights not recorded; courtship... read more
Sedentary, but has been suggested that highest records (at 2000 m in Himalayas) and some from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Fairly common to uncommon throughout much of extensive range. Few indications of relative density, but in Buxa Tiger... read more
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