French: Arrenga de Ceylan German: Ceylonpfeifdrossel Spanish: Arrenga de Ceilán
banks of Lemastota oya, 4200 feet [c. 1280 m], Haputale district (Uva), Sri Lanka.
Montane SC Sri Lanka.
19–21·5 cm. Male is velvety black, with bluish body sheen (in strong light), dull cobalt-blue (sometimes concealed) shoulder patch. Female is dull brown above,... read more
Song an extraordinary exuberant continuous twittering of rich tinkling, chortling and high buzzy... read more
Ground and lower storeys of dense, relatively undisturbed evergreen mountain forests, almost... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, but also snails, small reptiles (including geckos and lizards such as Ceratophora or Calotes) and... read more
Jan–May and Sept. Territory maintained by pair all year, although males noted as roosting communally where territories adjoin. Nest a... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Always considered scarce, and now thought to possess declining, increasingly fragmented population consisting... read more
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