French: Loriot à bec effilé German: Dünnschnabelpirol Spanish: Oropéndola picofina
central India; error = Assam
Subspecies and Distribution
O. t. tenuirostris
Blyth, 1846 – Bhutan and NE India E to S China (SW Yunnan), Myanmar, Laos, NW, NC & NE Thailand and N & C Vietnam; non-breeding also W to E Nepal and S to S Myanmar and W Thailand.
O. t. invisus
Riley, 1940 – S Vietnam (S Annam).
21–25 cm; 72–92 g. Male nominate race has head golden-yellow apart from broad black band extending from lores around eye and across back of head; mantle and back... read more
Song a variety of mellow fluty “wheeow” notes usually preceded by 2 or 3 short high... read more
Montane forests, e.g. open pine (Pinus) forest, mixed pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, e.g. figs (Ficus) and Trema orientalis, also nectar, e.g. of Salmalia and Erythrina; also... read more
Season Apr/May–Jun. Nest a moderately deep open cup of grass stems, leaves, roots, seed down, slender strips of bark and other fine... read more
Generally resident, but some migratory; status in many areas poorly known, partly because of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in much of range of c. 1,000,000–10,000,000 km². Almost extinct in some areas in China owing to hunting and to... read more
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