French: Garrulaxe gris German: Grausibia Spanish: Sibia gris
Naga Hills, India
NE Indian hill states (S of R Brahmaputra), N & W Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
22·5–24·5 cm; 34–42 g. Slender, long-tailed brown and grey babbler with white underparts and grey patches in wings and tail. Crown and head side (... read more
Song a repeated, very loud, strident and far-carrying series of well-spaced high-pitched shrill... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and deciduous forest, including oak and rhododendron forest, sometimes pine and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including bees (Hymenoptera); also berries and small fruits, including those of witch-hazel (Bucklandia), and seeds.... read more
Apr–Aug. Nest, built by both sexes, a deep, firm, neatly woven cup, made of grasses, moss, roots, leaves, fibres and green pine... read more
Resident. Reports of some seasonal elevational movements require substantiation.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. In India, common in Assam, and recently observed in Nagaland although apparently scarce... read more
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