French: Gobemouche sundara German: Rotbauch-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas sundara
Subspecies and Distribution
N. s. whistleri
Ticehurst, 1926 – NW Himalayas of N Pakistan and N India (E to Uttarakhand).
N. s. sundara
Hodgson, 1837 – C & E Himalayas (E from Nepal) and S China (SE Xizang, W Yunnan) S to Myanmar (except E & SE); non-breeding S to NE Bangladesh.
N. s. denotata
Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914 – E Myanmar and S China (Shaanxi and W Hubei S to E Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou), probably also NW Vietnam#R; non-breeding S to N Thailand and N Indochina.
15–18 cm; 19–24 g. Large, stocky and brightly coloured flycatcher with rounded head shape, fairly short tail and broad-based bill. Male nominate race has upper... read more
Song “sweeee-eh tri-tri-tr-tih”, occasionally as a short and soft “cha cha... read more
Undergrowth and bushes in broadleaf evergreen and mixed conifer and deciduous forests, also locally... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes small invertebrates and larvae, particularly ants (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera) e.g. cockchafers (Scarabaeidae), and... read more
Season Apr–Aug. Nest built by both sexes, mostly of moss, Adiantum fern stems, leaves and fine roots, placed low down in... read more
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Those breeding in Himalayas move to lower levels in foothills and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce and local in N Pakistan, common in Nepal, and fairly common in N India and Bhutan. Uncommon in S China. Fairly common in Myanmar (except C... read more
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