French: Microure à ventre blanc German: Himalajazwergpfeifer Spanish: Ratina ventriblanca
Other common names:
Ilam district, eastern Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. pallidior
Kinnear, 1924 – N India (W Himachal Pradesh) E to WC Nepal.
P. a. albiventer
(Hodgson, 1837) – Scaly-breasted Cupwing – EC Nepal E to Bhutan and NE Indian hill states (except Meghalaya), S China (S & SE Xizang), N & W Myanmar and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
P. a. mutica
Thayer & Bangs, 1912 – Chinese Cupwing – SC China (NW Yunnan, S, C & NE Sichuan and W Hubei)#R.
8·5–10 cm; 19–23 g. Small, almost tailless olive-backed babbler with pale scaling below; in two morphs. Nominate race pale morph (“white-scaled... read more
Has rapid high-pitched, sweet, tinkling, jumbled warbler-like song (1·5–2 seconds long... read more
Mainly occurs near water in undergrowth in damp shady cool broadleaf, fir, hemlock and birch forest... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and seeds. Solitary in winter, in pairs during breeding season. Mostly terrestrial. Creeps about in dense tangled undergrowth,... read more
Mar–Aug. Nest a globular structure, entrance two-thirds up one side, very like that of Northern Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes... read more
Resident; some seasonal altitudinal movements, e.g. in India found in Dehra Dun valley and Corbett... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Common in Bhutan, where in non-breeding season concentrations of up to ten birds occur in areas of 1–2 km², although breeding densities relatively... read more
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