West coast of the Indian Peninsula.
Previously considered conspecific with T. pompadora; present species was not even recognized as a race in HBW. Within this group, present species differs from T. pompadora on account of its whitish (not yellow) forehead (2); creamy-brown (not white) undertail-coverts of male (3); brighter brown back and green rump (1); shorter bill, tail and tarsus but longer, more rounded wing (at least 2); and “striking vocal differences” (at least 1)#R. Monotypic.
Western Ghats from N Maharashtra S to Kerala, and S Eastern Ghats (Palkonda Hills), in peninsular India.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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