A. O. Hume, 1874,
Kollidoo, 3500–5000 feet [c. 1000–1500 m], upper Salween River, Myanmar.
Long considered conspecific with P. himalayana, but the two recorded within 25 km of each other in N Bengal and SE Bhutan; other evidence, however, suggests that individuals are convergent in this region; separation as two species therefore remains provisional, but supported by differences in plumage, size (finschii smaller) and “markedly distinct” vocalizations#R. Monotypic.
India from N West Bengal E through, Assam, S China, Myanmar and Thailand to Indochina; very rare in Bangladesh.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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