French: Énicure tacheté German: Fleckenscherenschwanz Spanish: Torrentero moteado
Subspecies and Distribution
E. m. maculatus
Vigors, 1831 – E Afghanistan and W & C Himalayas (E to C Nepal and S Tibetan Plateau).
E. m. guttatus
Gould, 1866 – E Himalayas (from E Nepal), Myanmar and S China (SW Sichuan, W & C Yunnan).
E. m. bacatus
Bangs & J. C. Phillips, 1914 – N Indochina and SE China (SE Yunnan E to Fujian).
E. m. robinsoni
E. C. S. Baker, 1922 – Langbian Plateau, in SC Vietnam.
25–26 cm; 34–48 g. Very like E. leschenaulti, but with white-spotted mantle. Nominate race has spots above shaped as half-circles. Sexes similar. Juvenile is... read more
Song described as very beautiful and best of genus, but no further information; in apparent... read more
Small sheltered streams and rivulets, preferably with strewn emergent rocks, tiny pools, tinkling... read more
Food and feeding
Aquatic insects and their larvae, and small molluscs. Caterpillars and an adult cranefly seen brought to nestlings. Forages on ground,... read more
May in Afghanistan; Apr (apparent courtship Mar) to early Jul in Pakistan and elsewhere in Himalayas; Apr in Myanmar. Nest a neat but... read more
Mainly sedentary; some altitudinal displacements to lower areas in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally frequent in Pakistan; common in India; fairly common in Nepal and China, increasingly so at higher altitudes where more, and... read more
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