French: Verdin de Hardwicke German: Orangebauch-Blattvogel Spanish: Verdín ventrinaranja occidental
Jardine and Selby
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. hardwickii
Jardine & Selby, 1830 – N India (Himachal Pradesh) E in Himalayan foothills and hill tracts to S China (SE Tibet, Yunnan), Myanmar, NW Thailand and N Laos.
C. h. malayana
Robinson & Kloss, 1923 – uplands of S Myanmar (N & C Tenasserim) and Peninsular Malaysia.
15–19·8 cm; male 32–40 g, female 25–34 g. Male nominate race has full black mask from lores and eye, extending to form broad bib down to upper... read more
Song, typically from open, treetop perch, the fullest and longest-sustained of family. In both... read more
Canopy and edge of deciduous to evergreen forests, and secondary growth; also occurs in wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Generalist; diet includes arthropods, fruits and nectar. Forages alone or in pairs, and sometimes joins mixed-species flocks.... read more
Nests have been found only in N of range, where Sino-Himalayan breeding season May–Aug. Shallow, open cup-nest of fine fibrous... read more
Altitudinal migrant in Himalayas, probably also in China and possibly in extreme N part of SE Asia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common throughout much of its extensive range, although overall population suspected to be decreasing in conjunction with... read more
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