French: Brève des palétuviers German: Mangrovepitta Spanish: Pita de manglar
Bangka, off south-east Sumatra
Sundarbans of S Bangladesh and adjacent India#R#R patchily S on coast to W Myanmar, W peninsular Thailand, W Peninsular Malaysia (few records in E), Singapore, E Sumatra, Riau Archipelago and Bangka I.
18–21 cm; 92–120 g. Adult has top of head grey-brown, sometimes with indistinct thin black median stripe, broad black band from lores back to nape; upperparts... read more
Loud and clear “hhwa-hwa” or “wieuw-wieuw” or “tu-will” c. 1... read more
Coastal mangroves; also recorded from river borders in tidal areas, including inland where... read more
Food and feeding
Molluscs, as well as ants and other insects, found in stomachs; diet thought to consist chiefly of crabs, for which the large bill is... read more
Apr–Aug. Domed nest c. 45 cm in diameter, constructed of sticks, dead leaves, grass and coconut fibres, sometimes with mud over roof... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally scarce to locally common. Rare and very local in Bangladesh, but common at Khulna. Probably locally... read more
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