French: Robin à ventre roux German: Rostbrust-Blauschwanz Spanish: Ruiseñor pechirrufo
C & E Himalayas (E from C Nepal W of Annapurna Range) and S China (SE Xizang, NW Yunnan); also N Myanmar, where status uncertain.
12–13 cm; 11–16 g. Male is dark royal blue above, with blackish face (including malar), paler shining blue forehead and supercilium, shoulder and rump; fulvous-... read more
Song reportedly a simple lisping warble, “zeew zee zwee zwee” or “te rree treyre”. Calls include... read more
Breeds in heavy mixed conifer forest, mainly Abies densa mixed with tree rhododendron, and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages on ground.
Nestlings being fed in May in Nepal. No other information.
Altitudinal migrant in Himalayas; apparently a short-distance migrant in China.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce in E Himalayas; rare in China. Fairly common in N Myanmar in Feb; probably breeds, but this not confirmed.
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