French: Garrulaxe à ailes rouges German: Karminflügel-Bunthäherling Spanish: Charlatán carirrojo
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Subspecies and Distribution
L. p. phoenicea
(Gould, 1837) – Sikkim and N West Bengal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent N Myanmar and S China (Gongshan, in extreme NW Yunnan).
L. p. bakeri
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1908) – Meghalaya, S Assam (N Cachar), Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, in NE India, N & W Myanmar and adjacent S China (W Yunnan).
21–23 cm; 42–53 g. Fairly small laughingthrush-like babbler, mostly plain brown but with crimson face and throat sides, bold black lateral crownstripe and scarlet... read more
Has loud, beautiful, clear, cheerful song of repeated phrases of 5–8 notes (sometimes... read more
Dense undergrowth in broadleaf evergreen forest, dense thickets of secondary growth bordering... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries and seeds. Usually found singly, in pairs or in small groups of 4–5 individuals, depending on season (small flocks... read more
Mar–Sept; in Bhutan singing birds occupy territory mid-Apr to late autumn, with peak song activity mid-May to Jul. Nest a fairly deep... read more
Resident. Claimed status as winter visitor in Nameri National Park, in Assam (NE India), requires... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No known records from Nepal after original description until 2016; indeed, had been considered Regionally Extinct. In Bhutan,... read more
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