Rappole et al., 2005,
Naung Mung, Naung Mung Township, Kachin State, Union of Myanmar, elevation 540 m, 27°30’ N, 97°48’ E.
Given species rank in original description#R but treated as subspecies in HBW owing in part to mistaken claim of morphometric differences#R#R; single recording, however, reveals a song or call very different from any recording of R. danjoui, involving a much higher maximum frequency (3), a rising whistle (pitch change 3) and shorter note length (ns), and this, combined with darker overall colour (1), stronger-marked moustachial lines (1) and faint soft-edged ochreish vs well-defined brown-streaked breastband (2), returns the form provisionally to species rank. This assessment strongly supported by recent study, which found significant genetic divergence (7.0% genetic distance, cytochrome b) and morphological differences (significantly different bill and hallux-claw lengths)#R. Monotypic.
Naung Mung area of Kachin State, in N Myanmar.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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