French: Minivet rouge German: Langschwanz-Mennigvogel Spanish: Minivet colilargo
Pericrocotus brevirostris ethologus
Bangs and J. C. Phillips
Hsien Shan, Hubei, China
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. favillaceus
Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914 – NE Afghanistan (Nuristan) and NW Himalayas (E to W Nepal); non-breeding S to S Pakistan and W India.
P. e. laetus
Mayr, 1940 – E Nepal E to NE India (N & W Assam) and S China (SE Xizang).
P. e. ethologus
Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914 – Long-tailed Minivet – NE India (E Assam), N Myanmar and C China (Inner Mongolia#R, Hebei and S Shanxi S to SW Gansu, SE Qinghai, Yunnan and Guizhou); non-breeding N Thailand, N Laos, N Vietnam (Tonkin).
P. e. mariae
Ripley, 1952 – E Bangladesh, NE India (SE Assam) and W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
P. e. yvettae
Bangs, 1921 – NE Myanmar and S China (W & SW Yunnan).
P. e. ripponi
E. C. S. Baker, 1924 – E Myanmar (S Shan, Karenni) and NW Thailand.
P. e. annamensis
Robinson & Kloss, 1923 – Annam Minivet – SC Vietnam (S Annam).
17·5–20·5 cm; 18 g. Male nominate race has head and upperparts to upper back black, glossed blue, lower back to uppertail-coverts scarlet; upperwing... read more
A sweet, rolling repeated “prrr’wi” and “prrr’í”; thin,... read more
Wide range of open forest types, including broadleaf and pine (Pinus) forests, light... read more
Food and feeding
Eats chiefly insects, including orthopterans, hymenopterans, beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera) and insect larvae, also spiders (Araneae... read more
Season Apr–Jun. Nest built by both sexes, a neat cup of grass stems, fine twigs, rootlets or moss, with cobweb and lichen on outside... read more
Nominate race mainly migratory, moves S to N parts of SE Asia (mainly N Thailand, N Laos, Tonkin)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Pakistan, N India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (Annam); common in China. Uncommon to locally common non-breeding visitor... read more
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