French: Allotrie verte German: Grünwürgervireo Spanish: Vireo alcaudón verde
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray, 1847,
Subspecies and Distribution
P. x. occidentalis
Harington, 1913 – W Himalayas from NE Pakistan E to W Nepal.
P. x. xanthochlorus
J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847 – Black-crowned Shrike-babbler – C Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (C Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
P. x. hybrida
Harington, 1913 – NE India (Nagaland S to Mizoram) and W Myanmar.
P. x. pallidus
(David, 1871) – Eye-ringed Shrike-babbler – N Myanmar, and SC & SE China from SE Gansu and S Shaanxi S to SW Sichuan, Yunnan (except S), and S Guizhou E to S Zhejiang and N Fujian.
12–13 cm; 14–15 g. Small shrike-babbler with relatively small bill, greyish head, olive upperparts, whitish-grey throat and breast and pale yellow belly. Male... read more
Song a monotonous, fairly high-pitched series, repeated every 2–8 seconds, variable, a fairly... read more
Temperate broadleaf and conifer forest, e.g. oak and mixed oak-rhododendron forest, mixed broadleaf... read more
Food and feeding
Ants (Formicidae), beetles (Coleoptera) and other insects; also berries and seeds. Found singly, in pairs or in small groups of up to four... read more
Apr–Aug throughout range. Nest a flimsy, deep purse or cradle, made of fine root fibres and hair-like lichen or moss, bound together... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare and very local in Pakistan, including Palas Valley, in North-West Frontier Province. Uncommon to locally common in NW Indian Himalayas SE to W... read more
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