French: Gobemouche du Cachemire German: Kaschmirschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Cachemira
Muscicapa parva subrubra
E. J. O. Hartert and F. Steinbacher
Himalayas of NE Pakistan (Neelum Valley) and Kashmir; non-breeding mainly Sri Lanka, also SW India.
13 cm; 9–12 g. Male breeding has lores, feathers around eye, ear-coverts and neck side dark grey; rest of head, and upperparts, umber-brown, becoming more ashy on rump... read more
Song a short, sweet twitter, rising at end, has been transcribed as “sweet-eat, sweet-eat-did... read more
Breeds mainly in deciduous forest, sometimes in mixed forest and woodland, commonly of walnut (... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects; no recorded details, but presumably similar to those taken by F. parva. Takes most of its food while flitting from... read more
Breeds from second half May, mostly in Jun. Presumably monogamous and territorial. Nest an untidy cup made of leaves, moss and some strips... read more
Migratory. Spends non-breeding season in Sri Lanka, and apparently also in SW India (S Western... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Western Himalayas EBA. Uncommon and very local. Formerly regarded as common in its NW Himalayan breeding areas, but... read more
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