northern portion of Indian Peninsula.
Relationship with African congeners unknown. Genetic data demonstrate that this species is nested within the “M. assamica complex”. Birds from NW of range, supposedly paler and greyer above and whiter below, sometimes recognized as race sindiana#R; those from Gujarat as race furva, on basis of longer tail and darker plumage. Monotypic.
SE (possibly also NE) Pakistan and much of India (Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat E to Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, S to S Karnataka).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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