Until recently considered conspecific with G. lanceolatus, with arguments for and against#R#R; split now accepted here based in part on new vocal analysis, present species differing in its bolder-patterned crown (2); black vs dark chestnut submoustachial stripe (1); fuller, darker-centred streaking on lower underparts (1); somewhat longer bill (allow 1) but slightly shorter tail (allow 1) (sample sizes small but pattern constant for both sexes); “different” voice (as reported by many observers), tentatively assessed here on small available sample as involving a greater number of notes per song phrase (2) and more complex note shape (1)#R. Monotypic.
NE India (Lushai Hills in SE Mizoram) and W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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