French: Minla à queue rousse German: Rotschwanzminla Spanish: Minla colirroja
Subspecies and Distribution
M. i. ignotincta
Hodgson, 1837 – C Nepal E to Bhutan, NE Indian hill states (except Meghalaya), S China (SE Xizang, W & NW Yunnan), and N, W & SE Myanmar.
M. i. mariae
La Touche, 1921 – C & SE Yunnan (China), E Laos and N & W Vietnam (S to C Annam).
M. i. jerdoni
J. P. Verreaux, 1871 – #RSC China (SC Sichuan, N, C & E Guizhou, S Hunan, NE Guangxi).
M. i. sini
Stresemann, 1929 – Yao Shan, in E Guangxi (SE China).
13–14·5 cm; 9·5–21 g. Small black-headed babbler with bold yellowish-white supercilium and throat, brown upperparts, pale yellow underparts and red in black tail... read more
Song a fairly high-pitched, loudish, quite quickly repeated (every few seconds) “wi ti wi-wu” (... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and mixed broadleaf-conifer forest, sometimes pine forest and deciduous forest... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly insects and their larvae; also seeds. Usually found in parties, sometimes of considerable size; often joins bird waves, which may... read more
Apr–Jun. Nest described as a beautiful, small pendant-shaped cup or rather deep purse, made of fine green moss and rootlets, well... read more
Resident; seasonal altitudinal displacements described for Bhutan.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent in W of range in Nepal, becoming fairly common in E; common in Langtang National Park. Common in temperate zone and foothills in Bhutan, but... read more
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