French: Minivet flamboyant German: Feuermennigvogel Spanish: Minivet encendido
Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. igneus
Blyth, 1846 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (including Nias I, Bangka and Belitung), Borneo and SW Philippines (Palawan).
P. i. trophis
Oberholser, 1912 – Simeulue I, off W Sumatra.
15–16·5 cm; 14–16 g. Nominate male has head, mantle and scapulars glossy black, back to uppertail-coverts rich orange-red; wings glossy black, outer webs... read more
Rising “swee-eet” call.
Forest and forest edges, in mature and well-regenerated vegetation; also in woodland, old... read more
Food and feeding
Eats small arthropods, including ants (Formicidae) and small beetles (Coleoptera). Forages in canopy, gleaning from foliage; visits fig... read more
Breeds in Apr–May (start of rains), and dependent fledglings recorded also Jun–Jul, in Malay Peninsula; in Dec (dry season) in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Regular and more or less common in S Myanmar and Peninsular Malaysia, but uncommon in Thailand; extinct in... read more
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