French: Témia temnure German: Leiterschwanzelster Spanish: Urraca de raquetas
Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and adjacent SW Thailand; C Laos, Vietnam (Tonkin, N & C Annam and N Cochinchina) and Cambodia; and Hainan (S China).
32–35 cm; c. 138 g. Rather small, dark treepie with fairly long, graduated tail (of ten, not twelve, rectrices), rather stout bill with curved culmen; feathers of... read more
Quite varied vocabulary. Pair-members often call in duet, one giving incisive start followed by a... read more
Lowland and hill forests, chiefly dry broadleaf evergreen forests to at least 1500 m; also mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Surprisingly poorly known, with little precise information. Known to feed on variety of insects and other invertebrates. Observed singly,... read more
Little known. Eggs reported Apr–Jun. Solitary breeder. Nest built from twigs, with shallow cup; few nests found have been inside... read more
Sedentary, as far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and not uncommon in Laos and Vietnam; little known in rest of range. Easily overlooked, being quite sluggish and rather unobtrusive in... read more
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