French: Paradoxornis à sourcils noirs German: Schwarzbrauen-Papageimeise Spanish: Picoloro cejinegro
Other common names:
Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill
Sadiya, Assam, north-east India
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. oatesi
(Sharpe, 1903) – NE India (Sikkim, N West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh W of R Dihang) and Bhutan.
C. a. atrosuperciliaris
Godwin-Austen, 1877 – NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh E of R Dihang, S to Nagaland, S Assam, extreme E Meghalaya and Mizoram) E to N Myanmar and adjacent S China (W Yunnan), disjunctly also in E part of S Myanmar and NW Thailand, and N (E part) & C (NE part) Laos and extreme N Vietnam (N parts of W & E Tonkin).
15 cm. Distinctive parrotbill with noticeably peaked crown and rather short, deep-based bill. Nominate race has forehead to nape bright rufous (forehead buffier above... read more
Possible songs are series of sharp chipping notes, rapidly repeated at varying speeds, after... read more
Bamboo in or near broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edge, tall grass. Found in relatively wide... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on small seeds, also insects and their pupae, including small beetles (Coleoptera) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera), and spiders (... read more
Season Apr–Jul in India. Nest a deep cup-shaped structure made from fine shreds of grass, whitish bark, broad pieces of bamboo leaves... read more
Sedentary, so far as is known; does, however, have strong dependence on bamboo, and could be... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rather uncommon throughout much of its rather restricted and patchy range; fairly common at some scattered sites.
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