French: Actinodure d’Egerton German: Roststirn-Meisenhäherling Spanish: Sibia de Egerton
Species is sister to A. ramsayi#R. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. e. egertoni
Gould, 1836 – C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (EC Arunachal Pradesh).
A. e. lewisi
Ripley, 1948 – E Arunachal Pradesh and NW Myanmar.
A. e. khasiana
Godwin-Austen, 1876 – Meghalaya, S Assam (N Cachar), Nagaland and Manipur, in NE India.
A. e. ripponi
Ogilvie-Grant & La Touche, 1907 – Mizoram (NE India), and NE & SW Myanmar and S China (W & NW Yunnan).
21·5–23·5 cm; 31–42 g. Long-tailed, unstreaked barwing with brownish-grey head and crest and chestnut forehead, face and chin. Nominate race has... read more
Song of nominate race described as a rapid, sweet, clear sequence of short piping, crystal-clear... read more
Dense undergrowth, scrub-jungle, forest edge, shrubbery and scrub in warm broadleaf evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including grasshoppers (Orthopterra) and ants (Formicidae); also berries, including those of wild strawberries (Fragaria... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest described as a largish, rather deep cup, made of fern, bamboo or other dead leaves, grasses, fibrous roots and green... read more
Resident. Movements to lower elevations during harsh winter weather reported, but none clearly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In C Nepal rare and local, becoming slowly commoner to E of range in Himalayas. Frequent in Bhutan but less common in W; near Zhemgang, density of 1... read more
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