French: Gobemouche de Brooks German: Graublauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Brooks
Other common names:
W. E. Brooks
#R, Salbaree, Sikkim terai, India
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. poliogenys
W. E. Brooks, 1880 – C Himalayas E to NE India (W & S Assam, Meghalaya), E Bangladesh and SW Myanmar.
C. p. cachariensis
(Madarász, 1884) – E Himalayas in S China (SE Xizang), NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, E & SE Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram) and NW Myanmar.
C. p. laurentei
(La Touche, 1921) – S China (W & SE Yunnan, probably SW Guangxi#R).
C. p. vernayi
Whistler, 1931 – Eastern Ghats, in E India.
15·5–18 cm. Medium-sized to large, fairly nondescript olive-brown flycatcher. Nominate race has greyish crown and face; broad pale buff on lores to eyering... read more
Song a loud, rising and falling (but broadly descending) series of up to 11 high-pitched notes,... read more
Open broadleaf deciduous and evergreen forests, to 1500 m; at 270–1335 m in Bhutan, and to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known, but includes small to medium-sized invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Forages at all levels, from... read more
Season mid-Apr to end Jun. Nest a bracket-shaped or cup-shaped structure of moss, leaves, dry grass and fine rootlets, placed in depression... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common or locally common in Nepal, NE India and Bangladesh; uncommon in Bhutan and Myanmar. In China, fairly common in Xizang but uncommon in... read more
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