French: Échenilleur indochinois German: Gartenraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Indochina
Campophaga [sic] polioptera
Subspecies and Distribution
L. p. indochinensis
Kloss, 1925 – W, C & E Myanmar, NW & E Thailand (S to Kamphaeng Phet), C & S Laos and SC Vietnam.
L. p. polioptera
(Sharpe, 1878) – SE Myanmar, SW Thailand (from Kanchanaburi S to Isthmus of Kra), Cambodia and extreme S Vietnam (Cochinchina).
L. p. jabouillei
(Delacour, 1951) – C Vietnam (N & C Annam).
21–23 cm; mean 35·8 g (Thailand). Male nominate race has crown and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, ashy grey, darker on head, paler on median and greater wing-... read more
Whistled song of 6–7 notes in descending sequence, also nasal chuntering “uh’uh’uh’uh-ik”; in... read more
Open forest, secondary growth, deciduous woodland (Thailand), pine (Pinus) forest, locally... read more
Food and feeding
Eats insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera). Forages in canopy and middle storey, moving with slow, deliberate actions; may join... read more
Generally Apr–May; Apr–Jul in Myanmar. Nest a saucer of fine twigs and roots, bound with cobwebs; usually high in tree. Eggs 2... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in all parts of its range.
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