French: Témia masquée German: Maskenbaumelster Spanish: Urraca acollarada
E Himalayas in Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh and E Assam), N Myanmar, S China (extreme SE Xizang and W Yunnan), and apparently isolated population in N Vietnam (N Tonkin).
38 cm; c. 100 g. Richly coloured little treepie with chestnut rear body and uniformly black long, strongly graduated tail, central pair of feathers considerably longer than... read more
Poorly documented. Said to have variety of typical treepie vocalizations, some quite musical,... read more
Humid evergreen foothill forests, preferably with extensive stands of bamboo. From foothills to... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, primarily carnivorous. Prey items include variety of invertebrates and their larvae, also small vertebrates such as small... read more
Season Apr–Jul. Solitary breeder. Nest smaller and neater, more compact, than that of D. formosae, lined with fern rootlets... read more
Sedentary, as far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known; rare to locally fairly common. Local in Bhutan; parties of up to 20 individuals located in Namning area of EC Bhutan in 1991.... read more
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