French: Pomatorhin à joues rousses German: Rotwangensäbler Spanish: Cimitarra carirrufa
“the district Simla–Almora“, Himalayas, north India
Subspecies and Distribution
E. e. erythrogenys
(Vigors, 1831) – NE Pakistan (Murree Hills) E to N India (Uttarakhand).
E. e. ferrugilata
(Hodgson, 1836) – Nepal E to Bhutan and adjacent NE India (W Arunachal Pradesh#R).
E. e. imberbis
(Salvadori, 1889) – E Myanmar.
E. e. celata
(Deignan, 1941) – NW Thailand.
22–26 cm; 59–70 g. Rather large scimitar-babbler, olive-brown above and white centrally below, with broad orange-rufous from head side to flanks and vent, long... read more
Song consists of short clear piping irregular phrases, very like that of E. mcclellandi... read more
Thick scrub and dense undergrowth at forest edge, scrub in open pine forest, secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, larvae, chrysalids, seeds and berries. Mostly in pairs in summer and in small parties of up to 12 individuals in winter (but such... read more
Feb–Jul; in Bhutan, calling individuals and duetting pairs occupy territories Mar–Sept. Nest, built by both sexes, a loose dome... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Frequent but very local in Pakistan. Common and widespread in Nepal. Common and widespread throughout temperate zone and foothills of... read more
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