Salvadori and Giglioli, 1885,
Relationship with African congeners unknown. Recently split from M. assamica on basis mainly of pronounced differences in vocalizations, song-flight, other behaviour, habitat choice and cytochrome b gene sequences (14.8%); equally large genetic (respectively, 13.7% and 11.7%) and vocal differences from M. affinis and M. microptera, both of which were also previously considered conspecific with M. assamica. Birds from NW Thailand sometimes separated as race subsessor. Specific name frequently given as marionae, but erythrocephala has priority. Monotypic.
S Myanmar (Tenasserim), Thailand (except most of peninsula and extreme SE), Cambodia, S & C Laos and S Vietnam.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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