French: Minivet de Salvadori German: Bergmennigvogel Spanish: Minivet montano
Mt Singgalang [lat. 0°, 24’ S, long. 100°, 20’ E], Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. montanus
Salvadori, 1879 – S Malay Peninsula and W Sumatra.
P. m. cinereigula
Sharpe, 1889 – N & C Borneo; recently found also in Meratus Mts (SE Kalimantan)#R.
17–19 cm; 13·5–16 g. Adult male has entire head, mantle, scapulars and most of wings glossy black, with back to uppertail-coverts orange-red, as well as tips to greater... read more
For differences between this species and formerly conspecific P. solaris, see Taxonomy.... read more
Inhabits canopy montane forest, including elfin growth on summits of mountains, as well as wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known beyond small invertebrates, e.g. winged termites. Typically searches terminal foliage for prey, as well as fronds of... read more
Season at least Jan–Apr in Peninsular Malaysia, with nestbuilding observed in Feb and Mar, copulation in early Feb, incubation in Feb and... read more
Resident and apparently sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in Peninsular Malaysia, where its habitat is still extensively secure, but few recent records from Sumatra. Current status in... read more
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