French: Bergeronnette du Mékong German: Mekongstelze Spanish: Lavandera del Mekong
Duckworth et al.
San River, Stung Treng Province, Cambodia
Lower R Mekong and tributaries in extreme S Laos, NE Cambodia (upstream from Kampi) and Vietnam (R Srepok)#R, also marginally in adjacent Thailand.
17–17·5 cm. Male has forehead to nape blackish, long, broad white supercilium, very thin white crescent below eye, blackish lores, ear-coverts and neck, white... read more
Simple song a brief rapid series of rather thin, high-pitched, often rather harsh notes, all notes... read more
Broad lowland rivers; requires braided sections of river with swift-flowing water, and with... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Diet probably small arthropods. Forages regularly within tops of emergent bushes, walking along branches and picking small... read more
Breeds Feb–Apr, in later part of low-flow season. A nest found in March 2010, containing 3 chicks, was on a rocky islet and... read more
Little known. Appears to leave breeding habitats during season of high water flow, when channel... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Initially described as recently as 2001. Numbers considered currently healthy in Cambodia, but status in Laos... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!