Scaeorhynchus ruficeps bakeri
E. J. O. Hartert, 1900,
Hungrum, North Cachar [Dima Hasao], Assam.
Until recently#R considered conspecific with P. ruficeps, but differs in its slightly darker upperparts (1); bright buff vs buff-stained white underparts (2); overall larger size (effect size for bill on published data#R 1.68, score 1); and song a rhythmic phrase ending with long drawn-out whistles at about 2–3 kHz vs a series of 4–6 descending whistles each about the same length and shape, typically in range 3–4.5 kHz, thus main differences being presence of long notes (3) and greater variety of notes (1). Birds from N Laos and N Vietnam (E Tonkin) have been separated under name magnirostris, but differences (perhaps very slightly darker above, very marginally thicker bill) appear too slight to merit taxonomic recognition. Monotypic.
SE Arunachal Pradesh, NE Indian states S of R Brahmaputra, and extreme NE Bangladesh, E to N Myanmar and adjacent S China (NW Yunnan). Also in SE & S Myanmar, NW Thailand (Mae Moei National Park), and N Laos and N Vietnam (E Tonkin).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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