French: Actinodure de Walden German: Waldenmeisenhäherling Spanish: Sibia de Yunnan
Mount Japvo, Naga Hills, Assam, India
Subspecies and Distribution
S. w. daflaensis
(Godwin-Austen, 1875) – Grey-breasted Barwing – S China (SE Xizang) and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh).
S. w. waldeni
(Godwin-Austen, 1874) – Rufous-breasted Barwing – NE India (S Assam, Nagaland and N Manipur) and adjacent SW part of N Myanmar (Mt Saramati).
S. w. poliotis
(Rippon, 1905) – W Myanmar (Mt Victoria area).
S. w. saturatior
(Rothschild, 1921) – N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan).
20–22 cm; 39–56 g. Relatively short-tailed rufous barwing with elongate and pointed crown feathers (also sprouting from lores and superciliary area) forming... read more
Song a loud, strident, slightly wavering and rising phrase, starting with a slight rattle, and... read more
Mossy broadleaf evergreen and mixed forest, oak and rhododendron forest, fir and hemlock forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, molluscs; fruits, including those of aromatic wintergreens (Gaultheria), berries, including certain ginsengs (... read more
Season extends until at least Oct in India. No further information.
Resident; movements to lower elevations during harsh winter weather at higher levels of range have... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. Locally fairly common in India, where present in and/or near Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary... read more
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