French: Rossignol à gorge rubis German: Bergrubinkehlchen Spanish: Ruiseñor pechinegro del Himalaya
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Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. ballioni
(Severtsov, 1873) – Tien Shan S to S Tajikistan (Pamir range) and NE Afghanistan; non-breeding presumably at lower altitudes in C Himalayas.
C. p. pectoralis
Gould, 1837 – Himalayas from N Pakistan, Kashmir, W Ladakh and N India E to C Nepal; non-breeding at lower altitudes in foothills and adjacent plains of C Himalayas.
C. p. confusa
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) – E Nepal and Sikkim; non-breeding in adjacent foothills of Nepal and NE India.
14–16 cm; 20–26 g. Very like C. calliope, except that brown replaced by grey. Male nominate race has prominent white supercilium, deep red chin and upper... read more
Song, from exposed perch, a loud, shrill series of variable undulating warbling phrases consisting... read more
Breeds in semi-open landscapes above treeline, such as tall-grass thickets in meadows, dwarf... read more
Food and feeding
Insects (especially caterpillars in summer), spiders, molluscs and small reptiles. In Tien Shan, nine of 14 stomachs held ants and eight... read more
Season May–Jun in Tien Shan and Pamirs–Alai and May–Aug elsewhere. Nest a domed structure with large open side entrance,... read more
Nominate race and confusa make altitudinal and latitudinal movements, wintering in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common, and apparently very common in N Pakistan. Uncommon breeder in mountains of Tien Shan and Pamir–Alai. There is... read more
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