Closely related to O. gingalensis, and often treated as conspecific, but present species differs (in both sexes) by diffuse whitish supercilium vs none (ns); white-streaked grey vs off-white lower face, throat, breast and flanks (3); wing-coverts uniform grey, without thin black fringes creating a scaled appearance (ns); male’s reddish bill with yellow tip vs pale yellow bill with black base to upper mandible (2); white tail-tips vs half-white tail with all-white outer rectrices (3); and female’s yellow bill with black on base of culmen and base of lower mandible vs usually black bill with bold yellow-white streak on side of upper mandible (ns). Monotypic.
Western Ghats of SW India (S from WC Maharashtra).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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