French: Téphrodorne bridé German: Waldvanga Spanish: Ceniciento grande
Subspecies and Distribution
T. v. pelvicus
(Hodgson, 1837) – E Himalayas from N India (Uttarakhand) E to N, NE & SW Myanmar, also E India (Eastern Ghats).
T. v. jugans
Deignan, 1948 – E Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan) and NW Thailand (S to N Tak).
T. v. latouchei
Kinnear, 1925 – S & SE China (E Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, N Guangdong, C & E Fujian).
T. v. hainanus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1910 – N Laos, N Vietnam and Hainan.
T. v. verneyi
Kinnear, 1924 – SE Myanmar (S to N Tenasserim) and SW Thailand.
T. v. annectens
Robinson & Kloss, 1918 – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand.
T. v. mekongensis
Meyer de Schauensee, 1946 – E & SE Thailand, S Laos, Cambodia and S Vietnam.
T. v. fretensis
Robinson & Kloss, 1920 – SE peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (S from Perlis and Narathiwat) and N Sumatra.
T. v. virgatus
(Temminck, 1824) – S & SW Sumatra and Java; recorded in Bali#R.
T. v. frenatus
Büttikofer, 1887 – Borneo.
18·5–23 cm; 28·3–46 g. Thickset bird with heavy bill, distinct nasal tufts. Male nominate race has white forehead, blue-black mask from lores around... read more
Song a loud, ringing “pi-pi-pi-pi-pi-pi” or “ki-ki-ki-ki” and so on,... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, forest edge, logged forest with some tall trees... read more
Food and feeding
Eats large insects, especially mantids (Mantidae), crickets (Gryllidae), stick-insects (Phasmatodea), grasshoppers and locusts (Acrididae... read more
Breeds Dec–Jun (mainly Mar–May) in India and in Mar–May in SE Asia; Jul in China; nest in Apr in Bhutan; clutch taken mid... read more
Resident. Some local and altitudinal movements in Himalayas and Myanmar; in N Thailand, thought to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to locally common in Nepal and N India, with records from many protected areas, including Rajaji National Park and... read more
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