In recent past, considered conspecific with C. pomarina, but differs in several aspects, including: brown vs yellow/amber iris (3); darker brown head having black shaft streaks (1); paler brown undertail coverts (1); much larger gape (mean in females 60·1 mm vs 52·3 mm in length, 47·4 mm vs 37·4 mm in width; score at least 2)#R. Monotypic.
India (mainly N, also C and, maybe disjunctly, S), and perhaps also Bangladesh (where could be extinct), SW & S Myanmar and Pakistan; breeding in Cambodia recently confirmed#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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