French: Rossignol indien German: Orangenachtigall Spanish: Ruiseñor indio
Subspecies and Distribution
L. b. brunnea
Hodgson, 1837 – NE Afghanistan and Himalayas E to S & C China (from SE Xizang and NW Yunnan, N to S Gansu and S Shaanxi); non-breeding S India (mainly Western Ghats) and Sri Lanka.
L. b. wickhami
E. C. S. Baker, 1916 – Chin Hills, in W Myanmar.
13–15 cm; 14–20 g. Male nominate race is slaty grey-blue from crown to tail, with white supercilium, blackish of face extending across neck side; rufous-orange... read more
Song, by male from deep cover all through breeding season (also in winter quarters, mainly before... read more
Breeds in moist closed forests, often cloudforest, with dense undergrowth of bushes, herbs, fallen... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including small molluscs and insects and their larvae; especially in summer, caterpillars. Forages on ground in undergrowth... read more
May–Sept in Afghanistan, May–Jul in Himalayas and May–Jun in China; Apr–May in Myanmar. Nest, sometimes small,... read more
Summer visitor to Himalayas; winters mainly in S India and Sri Lanka, with scattered winter records... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status possibly underestimated owing to highly retiring nature, but evidence in breeding season suggests that population density low. Locally common... read more
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