Mulayit Taung, Amherst district, Tenasserim, Myanmar.
Previously placed in Napothera. Has been thought to be possibly conspecific with T. crassus. Races remarkably diverse within rather narrow phenotypic confines, forming as many as five groups: (a) nominate and striatus (rufous below, broad throat-streaks); (b) stevensi and proximus (dark rich brown below, less distinct throat-streaks); (c) leucostictus (broad throat- and breast-streaks, to belly); (d) griseigularis (smallish with very vague throat-streaks, paler breast and belly); and (e) rufiventer (apparently richer rufous below with buff vs white wing-spots); however, vocally all groups appear very similar#R. Birds in N & E Myanmar and W Yunnan (China) sometimes separated as race venningi, supposedly larger and more rufous, but fall within range of variation of nominate. Racial identity of birds in NW Laos uncertain, conditionally included in nominate. Seven subspecies recognized.
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