French: Arrenga à dos brun German: Sumatrapfeifdrossel Spanish: Arrenga castaño
Other common names: Brown-winged Whistling-thrush, Chestnut-winged Whistling-thrush
Mount Sago, neighbourhood of Padang, West Sumatra.
See M. glaucinus. Monotypic.
Mountains of Sumatra.
c. 25 cm. Male has metallic blue forehead-band, bluish-black upper body, shading on upper back, scapulars and belly to plain dull chestnut lower body, tail and wings; bright... read more
Song undocumented. Call a grating “waaach”.
Subcanopy and middle storey of hill forest and mountain forest, mainly along watercourses, even dry... read more
Food and feeding
Forages commonly in middle and upper levels of trees, sometimes on rocks in streams, and fairly regularly in fruiting trees.
Eggs and nestlings found in Feb; dependent juvenile in Dec. Nest placed on rock ledge along mountain stream. Eggs 2. No other information. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Scarce everywhere in range. Deforestation now extends deep into this species’ elevational range, and its... read more
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