French: Gobemouche ferrugineux German: Rostschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas herrumbroso
C & E Himalayas from C Nepal E to NE India (Assam hills and Arunachal Pradesh S to Mizoram), W & N Myanmar, C & S China (SE Xizang E to S Gansu, S Shaanxi, Sichuan and W Yunnan), Taiwan, and N Vietnam (W Tonkin); non-breeding Hainan, SE Asia (S parts), Sumatra, W Java, N Borneo and Philippines.
12–13 cm; 9–16·7 g. Small to medium-sized, broad-headed flycatcher with short bill. Has head mostly grey, upperparts to upperwing and lower back dark... read more
Song several harsh or shrill notes, “tsit-tittu-tittu”, first note shorter than others... read more
Humid broadleaf forest, with preference for oaks (Quercus); also in fir (Abies)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well studied, but includes small invertebrates and larvae. Usually solitary, shy or unobtrusive, and generally quiet; may be... read more
Season at least Jun and Jul. Nest a cup-shaped structure made of moss, plant fibres and lichen, usually camouflaged on moss-covered branch... read more
Present in Taiwan throughout year. Elsewhere migratory; non-breeding quarters in S Thailand and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or scarce in much of range; locally common in Bhutan, and fairly common in Taiwan; uncommon to fairly common in N Vietnam; rare in China,... read more
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