French: Gobemouche des Nilgiri German: Nilgirischnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de los Nilgiri
Other common names: Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher
S Western Ghats (S from S Karnataka), in SW India.
15 cm; 12–19 g. Medium-sized, long-tailed flycatcher. Male is almost entirely deep indigo-blue, except for paler blue forehead and area over eye, black line from lores... read more
Song, from exposed perch for long periods, by both sexes, a hesitant, rambling and mournful... read more
Evergreen hill forests and woodlands (sholas), including shade coffee and cardamom plantations,... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items include small invertebrates and some fruit, particularly berries. Usually solitary or in loose association with other... read more
Season Feb–Jun. Nest cup-shaped, of green moss, plant fibres and rootlets, placed in hole in bank or wall, or under hanging roots;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Common, especially at higher elevations.
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