French: Brachyptère à ventre roux German: Rostbauch-Kurzflügel Spanish: Alicorto ventrirrufo
12–13 cm. Male is dark slaty-blue above and on face, with black lores, short white brow, short wings and tail; rich orange-chestnut throat to vent; bill all black when... read more
Song an effortlessly delivered high-pitched accelerating slurred warble of very short tinkling... read more
Breeds in dense Arundinaria (“ringal”) bamboo, undergrowth and thickets inside broadleaf... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles found in stomachs. Forages in low vegetation and on ground.
No information. Season presumably Apr–Jun, when singing at greatest intensity.
Probably a partial elevational migrant throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. Global population... read more
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