French: Garrulaxe à tête noire German: Schwarzrückensibia Spanish: Sibia dorsinegra
Other common names:
Mulayit Taung [16°11’ N, 98°32’ E], Tenasserim, Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
H. m. radcliffei
(E. C. S. Baker, 1922) – EC & E Myanmar, NW Thailand and NW Laos; perhaps adjacent Yunnan (China).
H. m. melanoleuca
(Blyth, 1859) – Dark-backed Sibia – N Tenasserim (S Myanmar) and adjacent W Thailand.
H. m. castanoptera
(Salvadori, 1889) – Chestnut-winged Sibia – SE Myanmar.
21–23 cm; 23–39 g. Slender, narrow-billed long-tailed babbler, dark brown above with black head, white below. Nominate race has crown, head side (lores, cheek,... read more
Sings with repeated loud, high-pitched, wavering whistle, dropping in pitch at end, “hrrrr... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, at 1000–2565 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, grubs, berries and nectar. Usually in pairs or small flocks. Arboreal, mostly in treetops; occasionally descends to undergrowth,... read more
Feb–Jun. Nest a cup made of moss, pine needles, grasses, leaves and wool, sometimes (when near habitation) decorated with bits of... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Generally common across range. Common in Doi Inthanon National Park, in NW Thailand.
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