G. F. L. Marshall, 1876,
Meerut, north-west Uttar Pradesh, India.
Often treated as conspecific with A. tiphia (which see). Birds from NW India (Gujarat) described as race sulphurea, but now considered indistinguishable from adjacent populations. Birds from Sri Lanka exhibit vocal and plumage differences#R; further study needed. Elsewhere in range, some of the size and tonal variation apparent may eventually be recognized taxonomically#R. Currently treated as monotypic.
India, in N from Himachal Pradesh S to Gujarat (S to Kathiawar Peninsula), Uttar Pradesh and N Madhya Pradesh, E sporadically (or overlooked) as far as Bihar and Odisha, and in S in NC Tamil Nadu; also Sri Lanka.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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