French: Merle à ailes grises German: Bülbülamsel Spanish: Mirlo aligrís
Himalayas (from NE Pakistan), S China (Yunnan, S Guizhou, Guangxi, SE Hunan) and N Indochina; non-breeding also in NE India (S Assam hills), W Myanmar and NW Thailand.
27–29 cm; 85–105 g. Male is black, with broad pinkish-grey wingpanel, whitish-tipped wing-coverts, vague greyish scaling on lower underparts; yellow bill and... read more
Song, from treetop or isolated tree in clearing, a rich, loud, melodious series of relaxed phrases... read more
Breeds in diverse humid oak (Quercus) and other broadleaf evergreen forests (with ... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including a high proportion of larvae, ground-feeding caterpillars, also snails, slugs, earthworms and fruits; berries, especially... read more
Mar–Aug, mainly Apr–Jul; often double-brooded, at least at lower elevations. Nest a flimsy or bulky, sometimes mud-lined cup,... read more
Mainly resident, but makes seasonal vertical movements. Sometimes disperses through adjacent plains... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Pakistan and throughout much of breeding range; rare in China; uncommon resident in N Laos and N Vietnam. In Pakistan, 4–5... read more
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