Family Cuckooshrikes (Campephagidae)

Least Concern

Sunda Minivet (Pericrocotus miniatus)


French: Minivet vermillon German: Sundamennigvogel Spanish: Minivet de la Sonda

Muscicapa miniata


, 1822,



Forms a clade with P. brevirostris, P. lansbergei and P. ethologus, based on phylogenetic study#R. Monotypic.


Highlands of W Sumatra and Java.

Descriptive notes

19 cm. Very long-tailed minivet, unique in having female plumage black and red, as male. Male has head and upperparts black, slightly glossed blue; lower back, rump and... read more


Hard, shrill “chee-chee-chee” and a protracted, loud “tsree-ee”.


Forest and forest edge, including moss forest; also cultivated lands, and pine (Pinus)... read more

Food and feeding

Food not documented; presumably mainly insects. Frequents canopy, occurring in parties and flocks; no information on foraging methods.


No information.


None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA and Java and Bali Forests EBA. Poorly known. Regarded as quite common in... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2020). Sunda Minivet (Pericrocotus miniatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 25 February 2020).