French: Myzorne queue-de-feu German: Smaragdgrasmücke Spanish: Timalí melero
C Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), N Myanmar and S China (S & SE Xizang, NW & W Yunnan).
11–13 cm; 10–13 g. Bright green species with black mask and crown scalloping, red flash in black-and-white wing, red-sided tail, and rather long, thin, slightly... read more
Calls include extremely thin, high-pitched, often quickly repeated “si” notes, hence... read more
Mossy juniper and rhododendron scrub, oak-rhododendron forest, bushes, low trees in evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Spiders (Araneae), small flies (Diptera) and other insects; also berries, including raspberries, flower nectar and tree sap. Regularly... read more
Apr–Jun in India and Nepal, but pair with juveniles in mid-Sept at 3400 m in Bhutan suggests relatively extended breeding season.... read more
Resident; altitudinal descent evident from Oct, return movement from Mar apparently following... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally somewhat scarce. Uncommon and local in C & E Nepal, where local in Langtang National Park. Frequently recorded but sparsely distributed... read more
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