French: Shama à queue rousse German: Feuerschwanzschama Spanish: Shama colirrufo
Extreme S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
20–22 cm; 41–46 g. Stout-billed and short-tailed shama. Male has bluish grey-black head to back and wings and breast, with short white preocular supercilium,... read more
Song a loud series of slow, mournful, often glissading whistles, several on one pitch before... read more
Lower storey of lowland and hill-slope primary broadleaf evergreen forest (less common in logged... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates (“insects”), so far as is known, with beetles recorded in one stomach; much more powerful bill and larger head than K.... read more
Juveniles in Feb and Apr in Peninsular Malaysia; breeding-condition birds Feb–Jun in N Borneo; parent carrying food late Aug in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Forest destruction in Sundaic lowlands has been so severe that all primary formations predicted to disappear by... read more
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