French: Pseudominla à gorge rousse German: Rotband-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Fulveta gorjirrufa
the Bhutan Duars
Subspecies and Distribution
S. r. rufogularis
(Mandelli, 1873) – NE India (Jalpaiguri, in N West Bengal, E to C Arunachal Pradesh) and S Bhutan.
S. r. collaris
(Walden, 1874) – NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh S to E Meghalaya, S Assam, Nagaland and Manipur) and N Myanmar.
S. r. major
E. C. S. Baker, 1920 – N Thailand and N & C Laos (except NW).
S. r. stevensi
Kinnear, 1924 – N Vietnam (Tonkin, N Annam).
S. r. kelleyi
Bangs & Van Tyne, 1930 – C Annam (Vietnam).
S. r. khmerensis
Meyer de Schauensee, 1938 – SE Thailand and SW Cambodia.
12–13 cm. Small neat babbler with chestnut cap bordered by bold black and white stripes, and chestnut throatband. Nominate race has crown to nape chestnut-brown, black... read more
Song consists of quite loud, shrill phrases (usually starting with high note), e.g. “wi-chuw-i-... read more
Primary, logged and secondary broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, second growth, scrub,... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably small invertebrates. Found singly or in pairs, or in small parties of up to six or so individuals outside breeding season;... read more
Mar–Jun in India and Myanmar and Jun–Jul in Laos and Vietnam. Nest a rather loose dome or semi-dome or cup on large base of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Bhutan, known from two slightly unclear records in Royal Manas National Park. Fairly common in Himalayan foothills of India E from N West Bengal,... read more
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